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  1. twilighteyes

    Switch Witch 2020 Master Q's List

    8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? 8/30/20 Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me! What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries. 9/1/20 are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? 9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty 9/5/20 what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups? I even make things with berries I grow in my garden. I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested? Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round? For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself?? Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? 9/9/20 would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? 9/11/20 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? How do you feel about tea? Preferences? Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? What about tea tools or cups? How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? 9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s right now. Pics available upon request! After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy! 1) https://www.catcoven.com/ 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies. I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it. So, which of these things might you like? Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? 9/13/20 Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? Who is your fashion icon(s)? What is your favorite mythological creature? is there anything you want from Lush? Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? 9/14/20 Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk Do you have an Etsy wishlist? I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/ Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1 or other ones? 9/15/20 I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) 9/16/20 Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.) How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections 9/17/20 Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in? What, and what store? Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? 9/18/20 Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.? 9/19/20 Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? How would you feel about recipes? Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge, Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house. 9/20/20 How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it. 9/21/20 I'm a knitter. I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more. Would you like some? Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done. Would you like one? What colors would you like? Thin or thick? With or without fringe? Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca? Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire? 9/22/20 Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preferance? Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along! Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore. Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts? Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? 9/23/20 https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys. I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies. Any interest? 9/25/20 I happen to live near this amazing place. Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there? The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff. https://www.gcv.org/shop/
  2. 9/27/17 How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions I like the ghost one and the little tree guy 9/26/17 Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ The unicorns are cute, the slouch hat is nice, and the owl fingerless gloves too What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Tiger Lily!!!! , Shroud, Yew Trees What are some things you do NOT want to receive? I don't think this will be something I would get, but no real bones or fur or animal parts, wet specimens, things like that. That would completely squick me. Like I said, I don't think I would get something like that, but worth mentioning. is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store Ok, yes, I admit, the Lestat one caught my eye Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? I've been seeing lacy eye masks in several stores recently. Not ure if Claire's has them, but they're pretty Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? Oooh, they have Blood Orange, a favorite scent/flavor of mine! 9/25/17 Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson I liked the one called "Toil and Trouble" Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ Some of the wall hangings were pretty Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. plain chocolate with walnuts is my favorite do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) I like spicy but not too much -think chiptle or poblano pepper, not habanero what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? I updated my wishlist, but Chocolate Chai Cupcake, Pupmkin Spice Cathedrdal, a couple others I can't think of right now 9/24/17 do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? Not really, but I do sometimes keep one or two if I like the art Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ Oh wow, there's several that I like on there! Tiger Lily, Pomegranate Prince, Wishing Adeline and the Shooting Stars, Heart Hill Forest Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Hedgehogs, as I mentioned in my ?aire, I love hedgehog all the things! Owl is my spirit animal, and I like dragons, unicorns, and gryphons. would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) I answered this in the thread too. I couldn't go when they were here because I had no money for a ticket, but I collect keychains,/pendants/pins from each DM show I've been to. It's been a different thing from each tour, so I'm not sure what they'll have this time around, but a keychain or something like that would be really loved! Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? I think I'd like SN: Bluebonnet, since I have family that was affected by Harvey. I might like to smell Take a Knee and Flor de Maga, but they are not must-haves for me. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? I'm always open to ideas in that direction, but I'm nowhere near living that way yet! 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ I use Wallflowers, they have some cute Halloween ones right now. Any of the pumpkin scents, of course, also, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sweater Weather, Lavender Eucalyptus are favorite scents too. I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? All the crystals! All of them, you hear me? Seriously, I kinda collect stones and crystals and I love them all. If one speaks to you, go for it! Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? ​Yes please! What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Chocolate chip, no nuts Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) Sounds interesting, but I'm good right now, thanks Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Sounds intriguing Want some honey from the bees on our property? I think I'm good on honey right now Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. I don't use jam much, but a small jar would be appreciated How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. I'd be willing to try it, but I don't know if I would want a whole jar. I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. I like dehydrated fruit. Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? Bags are always appreciated 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm Sure, sounds yummy! do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? My apartment tub is small, so I never really take baths. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have a Google Pixel, I have a case for it, but I would really like one of those cases that are meant to go in your purse that look like a checkbook cover or billfold kind of thing. Might be a bit pricey for the swap, though. 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? Well, I love pumpkin spice, so those lollys sound kinda cool. I don't eat a ton of candy though. Are any witchees into coloring books? This was my question, so yes! Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? There's a lot of super cute stuff there, but nothing in particular stands out If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? There's just me, so setting for 8, obviously! LOL, I'm kidding of course. Like I said, just me, so 1 setting would be lovely. 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? Well, Hamilton, I've never seen or heard it, so I'd like to. And I love Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but I don't have the soundtrack (either the movie or the stage production). I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? BPAL's Broadway sounds lovely, and if there are any con exclusive Funko pops. I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? A cowboy, maybe? Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? There's a lot of cute stuff on that site. There was a smallish crossbody bag. Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. I can’t think of any Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! I need something to hang on a wall. I would also probably gravitate toward furniture right now, but I don't expect my witch to send me a chair or coffee table! 9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com I like ThinkGeek, but nothing is jumping out at me right now Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. I seriously love midCentury Modern. But I also love heavy Southwest colonial wood and metal pieces, sort of a southern gothic thing, which is probably different from what others think of southern gothic. But I also am pretty minimalist with my decorating too, I start to get anxious when I have too much “stuff” lying around. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? Nope, I don't use aprons BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) That is kinda cute 9/18/17 It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? Yep, I love socks. I susally only wear them in fall and winter, but I love trouser socks for work, in brown black and grey, with different patterns, and ankle or knee socks for casual with designs on them. Like I have a pair with hedgehogs, And I always get a pair of Halloween socks from Target. And I have a pair that says “Carpe the Fuck out of this Diem” Stuff like that. The really short ones though, that just come up over the ankle bones, tend to slip down into my shoes. Would you be open to previously-loved books? Absolutely! Share the book love! What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Absolutely! Share the BPAL love! So what are your favorite fandoms? Firefly, Buffy, Supernatural, MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! Oooh, lavender wand! are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? I read Tarot. I have several decks, and I covet several more. The ones I covet the most right now are pretty pricey though (The Tessera Oracle and the Last Unicorn Tarot on Kickstarter), but there are some on my Amazon wishlist, under “Occult Books”. Oops, forgot I made that list private. I moved them out into the main wishlist. Also, the Golden Thread Tarot here: https://labyrinthos.co/products/golden-thread-tarot-deck-cards World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? Sure! Someone once compared getting a reading done to going out to eat. You can do it at home, but it's nice to have someone else do it for a change. It also can give a little insight you may miss, being too close to the issue. Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? I can always use chime candles, of any color. Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Dead Man's Bones, Haunted Woods, Moonrise Bonfire, October Road, Pumpkin Chai Latte, Samhain Hard Cider – I've never heard of this shop before and whoever thought of this question is an evil enabler, lol 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? I think I covered this in my questionnaire, but Smoky quartz, carnelian, garnet, tourmaline If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? All of the above, Depends on my mood. Any love of pirates or SCA? Yes, but I don't really cosplay. Possibly because I haven't got a decent costume. Is there anything you would like from Disney World? Moana all the things! Also Maleficent but cartoon Maleficent, not Angelina Jolie Maleficent Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? Ravenclaw. Luna is my homegirl. How do you feel about chokers? No thanks. 9/15/17 Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? The banner is cute. I like vintage, or vintage-looking 60s and 70s stuff, like “popcorn” decorations and the Beistle cutouts. These are things I grew up with. I know they can fetch a pretty penny though. Examples: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-OF-HANDMADE-MELTED-PLASTIC-POPCORN-HALLOWEEN-DECORATIONS-WITCH-PUMPKIN/352170862367?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D47507%26meid%3Dc9f9d5aeed6e4a54991abeaadd6188cb%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D352114387532&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850 And https://www.amazon.com/Beistle-01009-Packaged-Halloween-Cutouts/dp/B0041197KI/ref=pd_bxgy_79_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041197KI&pd_rd_r=TTCNWZ1XR3GQNHD7MHHA&pd_rd_w=RycMj&pd_rd_wg=Sa30K&psc=1&refRID=TTCNWZ1XR3GQNHD7MHHA&dpID=51LQlcKce%252BL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=detail Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I live right up the road from one, and love pumpkin spice all the things. So no need to get me anything special from Trader Joe's Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I am very poor cook, so anything that could help in this department would be nice! I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? I like seashells and sandollars, things like that. What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? No thanks 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I don't live with any animals or small humans Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? Vampire Vanilla Bat Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) My wishlist is pretty up to date on scents. I covet the Last Unicorn Pendant though 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? Not much of a gamer, but I do play World of Warcraft, so I like cute WoW stuff How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy! Any of those are gorgeous, but I especially like the leafy one. Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? - Yes, I do enjoy a good beer. Hefeweizens, chocolate stouts, blondes. I really don't care for IPAs, though. I tend to drink a lot of local breweries - Michigan has several, so the most mainstream beer I've had in a looong time is Bell's Oberon. I like ciders, too. Strongbow and Crispin are my favorite commercial brands. Like booze? What kinds? Yep, Vodka and whiskey are my go-to's of the hard liquor variety. TIto's and Jameson's for preference. Like Wine? What kinds? This too. (My god, I sound like a lush, lol.) I prefer pinot noir and malbecs in reds and pinot gris/grigio in whites. Not too fond of blush or sparkling wines. Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! That sounds fun. I wouldn't really know how to attach them, but I have wanted to do some wilder color in my hair for a while, and this sounds like a fun option to add color without a dye job For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? I don't make a point of watching them, but I like the classic monster movies like Dracula and the Wolfman. I like newer classics like Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic. I love the Evil Dead series, Bruce Campbell is groovy. Fan-made merch would be fun. 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ ooOOooo they have liquid soap! And Rosemary Patchouli sounds right up my alley! What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? I like all the classics: ghosts, black cats, pumpkins, skellys, witches, etc. Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? I do eat candy, just not a whole ton of it. I think I mentioned the Halloween SweetTarts in the ?aire. Local treats would be fun. I like chocolate, caramel not so much. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? No thanks Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? I had no idea what this was, so I had to google it. If my witch spent the kind of time involved in making some thing like that, I would love it Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? Things like this tend to fall right out of my hair, it is baby-fine and even though I like them (especially bugs for some reason. I have a couple of sparkly bug hairpins and barrettes) I almost never use them because they always fall out. What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Any and all. Local stuff is always fun! Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? I don't feel like I'd have time to devote to a subscription magazine, but there are a few boxes that might be fun. I remember seeing one for tea before, and Darby Smart has a mystery DIY box to do crafts with. Also Pusheen Box cos everyone loves Pusheen! Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? Um, probably not. Well, there was a matte deep indigo blue lipstick in the most recent Avon catalog... How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I still listen to CDs a lot. And the CDs I really like I rip to my computer. I do have an Amazon Prime so I have Prime Music too, but mostly CDs. Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? I have a Kindle but I prefer actual books. A scary classic horror book would be great! Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? I do all of the above. Incense is mostly used for ritual use. Candles and wax tarts are for fun. My wax tart burner, however, is a small Pyrex bowl on an electric candle warmer. It works, but it ain't pretty. Oh - also I use B&BW Wall Flowers. They had a couple of really cute Halloween-themed light up ones I saw. And I saw a really cute Halloweenie candle holder at Target too. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? I am pretty good on these. However, I'm a beader. I can always use Beadalon, crimps, and clasps. 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Aggretsuko is my spirit animal! Also, I love the San-X Nyanko. I call them "food kitties." They kind of look like the kitties from Neko Atsume but they are dressed up as food, like this: https://mooglegurl.deviantart.com/art/Nyanko-Burger-and-Friends-121408036 How do you feel about nail wraps? I don't do my nails if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I have never had anything handknit, and I covet it all! Not allergic to any fibers that I know of. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? OK, there is a book I love, called Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand. The main character is called Sweeney Cassidy, and her two best friends are basically earthly incarnation of the Goddess and her lover. But it's not all love and puppies. Think more Cybele and Attis. Anyway, Sweeney doesn't really understand it, but she knows she loves her friends, and to see something real, and dark,and huge like that to to try to stand up to it - she really spoke to me. If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? OK, obscure book reference again. Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander. It's a kid's book, about a boy and his cat. Cats have nine different lives they can visit. They go to Ancient Egypt, Roman Britain, Feudal Japan, Pre-Christian Ireland, Germany During the Burning Times, Peru during the Conquest, and Colonial America. I'm missing a couple. Anyway, this would be almost my ideal time trip. If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. I've always loved the Sugar Skull pendants Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? This would be really nice, but wouldn't it be hard to get measurements and such? Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Since I haven't settled on a costume yet, probably not. Maybe some generic things that could be used for multiple costumes. 9/10/17 Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Yes, For emotional healing, for letting go, for unburdening Do you like poetry? Yes, some Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Sure! Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? It would be wasted on me, I'm afraid. I've never learned to do anything with yarn. Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Someone did this for e i a previous SW, and it meant the world to me. My charities of choice are the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Liliths and Weenies are in my wishlist 9/9/17 Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Mama Didn't listen So I told the Bees, Owlett's End, Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Anything quintessentially British - something from Boots, or a Tube Keychain, or Earl Grey tea Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? I probably would want to read Welcome to Night Vale, but I've never listened to any of the podcasts. I find podcasts kind of hard to listen to. Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? I could definitely use a Money Candle! Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? Sisterhood of the Moon ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ I must be non-hip or something, cos I really am not into the holo or glittery nailpolishes. I just like a plain creme color. 9/8/17 Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. I don't much use this kind of thing, but I do really covet an Oberon Designs journal one day Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? - Or Haus of Gloi? Sure, try me in my favorite scents - things with vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? I have one now, but the ones that were pictured were cute Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? Honestly, I always wait for the Lush Christmas Collection. Love me some Snowcake! 9/7/17 Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? - Coffee: whole beans or ground? - Flavor and roast preferences? - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? - Loose leaf or tea bags? - Anything specific you don't like? - Are you in need of any gadgetry? I drink tea, I don't really drink coffee. I can do bags or loose tea, I have a couple of different things to do loose leaf in. Like all kinds but prefer black or green. No gadgets needed at the moment. 9/6/17 How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? Everyone can always use moar storage, right? Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? I have not tried anything,not sure I'd be into anything What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I just got my first smartphone this year, so any apps that are fun or useful would be appreciated 9/5/17 What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? Zoinks! Jinkies! Scooby's groovy, but Scrappy needs to go home. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I don't really wear a ton of makeup. I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ I might be interested in a sample, it looks interesting. 9/4/17 Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1 They're adorable but I can't fit TeeTurtle
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    Switch Witch Fall 2017 Q & A

    Hi Witch! I'll try to keep this up to date, although I will likely get behind Monday - Wednesday due to classes. I'm going to put new notes (that aren't answers to questions) in purple and leave them that way for a few days so they will be easier to find. I'll also try not to edit my answers, but I did cave and find a fairy for all of the NYCC exclusives I was lusting after, so I put a strikethrough through that answer. Note: BPAL bottles that I have currently on order are listed in the 'SOON' section at the bottom of the 'My Collection' link in my signature. I have ordered bottles and decants of the scents I'm interested in from both Lilith updates. (I wish I had ordered decants of Do You Like Clowns? and Huntress now, though!) I ordered bottles of my two must-have Weenies and decants of the Weenies I was interested in, but iffy on. I am currently sitting on my hands and not allowing myself to order the two items I'm lusting after from the Trading Post Weenie update. Here is my Amazon Wish List. I used the universal wish list feature, so there are lots of non-Amazon items on there. I made it just to give an idea some of my interests and tried to include some Halloween-themed things. Since you asked me to keep adding things to my wishlist, I've been trying to do so on Amazon and Etsy. Here's a link to my Etsy wishlist (which includes a few things in a category I said I didn't want... it must be the cute animal effect). If you're conspiring with other witches or thinking about it, I wouldn't say no to the pumpkin pie fudge that Greenwoodtree mentioned on the SW spreadsheet. 10/5/17 would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit? I am a slut for space! Any of those things would be neat. does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/ I generally avoid looking at perfume oils from other companies as my BPAL addiction is so costly as it is. But I would be down for trying one of the whipped soaps, if you're a fan of them. Witches Cottage, Foxcroft, and Maine Moon whipped soaps could be interesting, although I'm not sure how Maine Moon would smell, because while I love dirt and root beer notes, I'm not sure how they would smell together. 10/3/17 Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ I really like the sound of Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream bath oil and White Pumpkin Floss perfume oil. I'd also be interested in trying Pumpkin Latte hair gloss. 10/1/17 ​Witchee, I'm about to place an order with Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com The Cranberry, Plum, and Lilac Loose Glam Dusts look nice. I already own a lot of eyeshadow, though! ​Witchee, I have a small but awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? I like supporting farmers markets and local honey and handmade soaps and candles sound good to me. Witchee, would you be interested in anything from Strobe Cosmetics? http://strobecosmetics.com/ I really do own a lot more eyeshadow than I'll ever wear already, but I Mulled Wine and Sanctuary look nice. Also, How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? It's not really mah jam! Would you like to get some favorite recipes? I like trying new things and would appreciate them if they're vegetarian-friendly! Would you like anything from my shop? No, thank you! Scarves and shawls aren't really my thing. 9/30/17 Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list I love their whipped soaps and pumpkin butters. I would love some Ghost Puffs, Apple Milk, and Blood Orange Marshmallow whipped soap or pumpkin butter, and I'm also interested in Cozy Pumpkin and Hex. 9/27/17 How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions They're not really my cup of tea. 9/26/17 What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? I'm just going to list the ones that are currently on my wishlist and not anything ridiculously rare. Snake Oil Jelly Doughnut (I keep missing this on the BPTP Etsy), The Sharing of the Cake Between the Lion and the Unicorn HG (which I missed last year while I was in Germany, since Puddin' had run out of components before I remembered to go order it), and Lightning Storm HG (I'm almost out, so I keep using it sparingly). Honorable mentions to go to Snowblind and Quietude. What are some things you do NOT want to receive? A big ol' beer? I'm not a beer drinker. I'm also not big on jewelry. is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store I like the Spell of Ravensong print. Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? No, thank you! Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? The items I'd be interested in (unscented body butter and Earl Grey lip balm) are currently sold out. 9/25/17 Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? No, thank you! If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? Colors and images are preferable. What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? No, thank you! Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson I asked this question because I really enjoy her artwork. I added a few things from her shop to my wishlist. As far as prints go, I really like The Night Circus, Spring, Winter, and The Yellow Wallpaper. And I didn't end up adding clothing to my list, but I think Ghosts and Poison would be good tank tops. Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ The Fox Coin Purse is cute! Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) I'd be down for some purple fingerless gloves. I live somewhere that's too warm most of the time to warrant warm things, though. A small pouch to put things like cards and coins in would also be appreciated. Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? No, thank you! anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. Homemade fudge would be great! I like chocolate (with or without nuts is fine). do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) Spicy foods are not mah jam. what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? I ended up ordering decants of the scents I was interested in, but iffy on. I am planning to order bottles of Pumpkin Spice Perversion and Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil later this week, as those are my must-haves. Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ I love the owl mitts! 9/24/17 do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I do collect them, but I don't have any specific ones that I'm looking for. Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ I like the Wise One Whispers. Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? My favorite animals are cats, rabbits, owls, foxes, and baby tweeters (miscellaneous little birds that hop around). would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) I am a fan and would definitely appreciate something! I'm still kicking myself for missing out on tickets in my city when I was in Germany earlier this year. I would love to see them live one day. Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? I'd be interested in a decant of Take a Knee. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? No, thank you! 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ No, thank you! I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? No crystals for me, thank you! Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? I like both, but I prefer pumpkin. What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? I have started making cookies with Ritter Sport chocolate pieces inside of them, and now chocolate chips seem inferior. I also like pumpkin chai sugar cookies, oatmeal cranberry cookies (no raisins), and shortbread cookies or any kind that would be good with tea. Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) While it sounds great, it sounds like it wouldn't be for me due to my sensitive skin. Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Lavender vanilla bean liqueur sounds interesting! Want some honey from the bees on our property? Honey sounds good to me. Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. I'd be down for some homemade jam. How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. I don't think this kind would be for me. I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. I do enjoy apple crisps. Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? A small coin purse or cosmetic bag would be nice. 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm The True Apple Cinnamon Hot Apple Cider looks good. do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I do like baths! I like bubbles, oils, and things that fizz. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have an iPhone 6 Plus, but I'm happy with my TARDIS case! My laptop is an old Macbook Pro, but it's probably better not to get any decals for it since it's seven years old and probably going to have to be replaced soon. 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? I used to love these chocolate almond cluster things they make. Pumpkin spice truffles and Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows sound good. I'm always down for chocolate, provided it won't melt in transit. Are any witchees into coloring books? I'd be up for one, but don't have any coloring books or art supplies. Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? There are a lot of cute things here! I added a few of their items to my wishlist. If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? I already have a dishset, but a cute Halloween themed serving bowls or platters would be welcome, and I really love Pottery Barn's new skeleton wine glasses. There are two people in my household. 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? I enjoy musicals, but I am not a big enough fan to have any favorites. I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? I'm very interested in Apple III, Apple VI, Apple VII, Apple Marshmallow HG, and Sugared Apple bath oil. I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? No, thank you! Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? No, thank you! Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. I can't think of any at the moment! Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! I'm not really an arts & crafts kind of gal, but I'd probably get stuff to do try to recreate one of the tables Aurelio Voltaire created on Gothic Homemaking. 9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com I have a wishlist there (although there's not much on it at the moment)! Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? DAVIDsTEA recently discontinued Organic Countess of Seville without an announcement, which was one of my favorite teas. It was their take on a green Earl Grey. Now I'm on the hunt for some new green Earl Greys to try! Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) Not that I can think of at the moment! If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. It would probably be modern, but somewhat Goth-y. Lots of black, purple, and grey. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? I don't have one, but I'd be up for having one to wear while baking! BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) No, thank you! I do enjoy some tiny fandom-related knitted dolls, though. (I wish The Geeky Hooker sold them!) 9/18/17 It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? I adore socks. Knee highs are the best or me, or thigh-highs. Ankle or crew length would also be fine, but I do not wear them as often because I mostly wear boots. Animal and Halloween-themed socks would be great! I have some of them on my wishlist already. Would you be open to previously-loved books? This was in the questionnaire, but yes, I'd be down for that. What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? That would be fine with me as well! So what are your favorite fandoms? Doctor Who, iZombie, Orphan Black, Adventure Time 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! I'm a slut for lavender! are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? No, I do not practice divination. World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? No, thank you! Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? Not sure if this fits into this category, I'd really like a decant or bottle of TAL Charisma and Gainful Employment. Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? I'd be interested in Apple Fest, Lavender Pumpkin, October Road, Once Bitten, Pumpkin Chai Latte, Pumpkin Guts, or Samhain Hard Cider in soap or candle form! 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? Answered this one in my questionnaire! If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? I rarely wear jewelry. Any love of pirates or SCA? I like pirates, but I wouldn't say that I have a love of them. Is there anything you would like from Disney World? Not from Disney World specifically, but my favorite Disney films are Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, and The Sword in the Stone. I'm a huge Alice fan. Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? I am a Potterhead. I was lucky enough to see the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour in London in April! Now I just have to get myself to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one day. My House is Ravenclaw. How do you feel about chokers? No, thank you! 9/15/17 Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I like to cook, but I love to bake! I'll have to think about this question some more. Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? No, thank you! Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I am able to make it to Trader Joe's, but that doesn't mean that I object to receiving even more of PUMPKIN ALL THE THINGS. (Except for the pumpkin pecan oatmeal. That pumpkin product is vile.) I try to stock up on it every year, but since I was in Germany last year and didn't get to experience a Pumpkinocalypse, I am even more pumped for pumpkin than usual. 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I have cats. Some Halloween-themed cat toys could be nice. Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? No, thank you! My BPAL addiction is expensive as it is, so I don't want to fall in love with another company with huge perfume oil updates. Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) From the TP Etsy: Key Lime Pie perfume oil, Delayed at Ingolstadt Air Field atmo (I just used up my bottle) Puppers: Pa Pow HG, Pickle HG, Wednesday HG (any amount!) Normal GC things: Lakeside atmo, Think Snow For Me atmo, Bitches Love Unicorns shirt (ladies crew neck, size M) 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? I am not a gamer. How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? While I appreciate scarves, I live in too hot of a climate to ever wear them! Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy! Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? I do not like beer. Like booze? What kinds? Not really. I only really drink mixed drinks every great once in a while at restaurants or concerts. Like Wine? What kinds? I like white wine (like Riesling) and sweet reds (it doesn't have to be sweet, but I don't like the dry ones -- one of my favorite reds is the Onyx Moon red wine they have at Trader Joe's). Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! No, thanks! For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? Horror movies are not mah jam. I scare easily. I really like The Nightmare Before Christmas, though! 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ The vanilla bean and lavender soaps sound nice. What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? I like ravens, bats, black cats, owls... mostly animal-related things. No spiders or scorpions, please! Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? I do eat candy. Halloween candy would be welcome! Speciality candy would also be great! I love chocolate, as long as it's not too hot here to melt it upon arrival. *glares at desert* Milk chocolate is my favorite. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? No, thank you! Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? No, thank you! Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? I like hair clips and mini hats. What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Local honey, jams, and candy all sound great to me! Raspberry jam is my favorite. Are you interested in any subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? No, thank you! Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? No, thank you! How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I still buy CDs, and I use Spotify to stream the stuff that I like from Europe that I can't get physical copies of over here without paying large shipping fees. I also have iTunes, but it's rare for me to pay for a download of an album or song. I like having the album in my hands! Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? I prefer actual books. Horror is not mah jam. I like fiction, sci-fi, classics, and non-fiction. I'd really love the new author's preferred edition of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere! Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? I like candles, but do not use wax tarts. I find putting BPTP bath oils in a wax warmer scents my place better than scented wax does. I do not like incense. I already have a Weenie-themed wax warmer, but another one for another room in my apartment could be nice! Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? No, thank you! I'm not crafty. 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? I love Japanese snacks, especially cookies and candy! There's these lemon-flavored chewy candies with pieces of crunchy pieces inside that I really like, and I'm a slut for green tea Okinawa cookies. How do you feel about nail wraps? They would not be for me. I rarely do my nails. if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I live in a warm climate, so I wouldn't really get much use out of something that's meant to be worn to keep one warm, but something that is intended to be used as opposed to worn would be nice. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Probably The Doctor. I want to travel throughout time and space! If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? I'd like to travel to the Ice Age to see the large mammals and an icy landscape. If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. No, thank you -- I don't really wear jewelry. Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? Perhaps something Halloween-like for decoration? Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? I haven't decided whether or not I'm going to dress up yet! 9/10/17 Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? The only thing I can think of is that I would like to dive into the world of comics, but I haven't actually done so yet. I'm particularly interested in the iZombie one, since it is one of my favorite shows. Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Hmm, perhaps a magical tea? I'd have to think about the purpose some more, though! Do you like poetry? I do! Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Handmade critters would be great! For stuffed animals, I've had my eye on a Pumpkin Pusheen plush. Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? Alas, I am not crafty. Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? This is something I definitely would appreciate, especially if it benefits animals, the environment, and those in need. Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Mah wishlist is up to date! 9/9/17 Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Soaps (bar and whipped) and lotions (or body butters) sound great to me! I'd be curious to try Pumpkin'ead, Pumpkin Eater, and Toffee Moon Face. Sparklebox also sounds good. But Sylph. Sylph sounds AMAZING. I love sweet lavender scents, so marshmallow + lavender would be right up my alley! Are there any UK things you'd like to get? I would love some Cadbury Double Decker bars, Tunnock's Tea Cakes, and Mr. Kipling's Angel Slices. And this other one is probably impossible, but there's this tea room across from the British Museum in London called Tea and Tattle, and they have the most wonderful raspberry vanilla jam. I wish I had bought a jar of that while I was over there. Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? I've only listened to Welcome to Night Vale. I've been meaning to get into podcasts, but I am not listening to any others at the moment! Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? Not at the moment! Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? The Hocus Pocus and Sisterhood of the Moon candles sound really good (especially the Hocus Pocus one)! ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ I rarely paint my nails, and I tend to mess them up rather quickly when I do, so this would not really be for me. 9/8/17 Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. Fun pens would be nice! I was just eyeing some Pusheen pens the other day. Something with a fine tip that would be good for writing on those little circular perfume oil labels would be nice, too! Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? I would be up for trying one of their lotions! - Or Haus of Gloi? I love their Ghost Puffs pumpkin butter and whipped soap! I'm also curious about the Ghost Puffs bathing dust. Aside from their Fall Collection, I really like their Aether (unscented) pumpkin butter and Lavender Sugar pumpkin butter. Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? While I would love one, I live in an apartment complex, and I'm not sure I would trust it not to be stolen off of my door. Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? I used to be a major Lush addict (it's what led me to BPAL...), but now only get items every great once in a while, usually through the end-of-the-year sale. I'd love the Secret Arts jelly bomb (I am curious what a jelly bomb will be like!), the Bewitched bubble bar (love that it's a black cat shape!), Ectoplasm jelly bomb, Hedgewitch soap, and Pumpkin bath bomb. 9/7/17 Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? I have only ever tried one of their soap samples that was kindly given to me via a swap. I would be interested in trying Blood Orange & Cotton Candy, Carnival Cakes, Late Harvest, Pumpkin Clafouti, Rumpkin!, Smoked Apple Vanilla, and Witches Milk in a 4in1, Butter Rich Cream, Conditioner, or Potion Lotion form. What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Coffee: whole beans or ground? Flavor and roast preferences? Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Loose leaf or tea bags? Anything specific you don't like? Are you in need of any gadgetry? I can't drink coffee, but I'm a tea addict. I like every tea except for rooibos, mate, or pu-ehr. My favorite teas are green, white, and herbal flavors (but generally not straight teas -- bits of non-berry fruits, flowers, and herbs are preferable, for instance, a green Earl Grey). I drink loose leaf tea and have a ton of tea gadgetry. 9/6/17 How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? That would be neat! All of those options sound nice, but a tin or some kind of case for carrying imps would probably be best. I've just been using the little goblin pouches from the Trading Post when I travel. Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? I'm not sure what K-Beauty consists of, but I'd be up for trying something (as long as it is cruelty-free)! What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I'm interested in baking with less sugar, and trying out new recipes in general has been something I've been enjoying this year. I haven't immersed myself in the world of comics yet, but that's another thing I would enjoy getting into -- I'm especially interested in reading the iZombie comics, since I like the show so much. 9/5/17 What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? It's okay. There are lots of other cartoons that I enjoy a lot more. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I like indie make-up, but I fear I have too much of it and don't wear it often enough. I don't use blush, but a new black, purple, or deep red eyeshadow would be nice. I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ Alas, I can't drink coffee, so I don't have anything to brew this coffee-alternative. 9/4/17 Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1 I think the Boo Bees shirt is cute. I wear a size S in unisex shirts and a M in women's sizes, although unisex shirts are the safest way to ensure a shirt will fit me.
  4. Hibiscus seeds? No thanks I kill all plants and it gets cold here. Off-color needlepoint? Yes please! What interests you from the latest (pre-Halloween) update? Well I bought bottles of Goofin' at Stonehenge and Serpentine but I'm holding off on bottle purchases for the rest till weenies. Will update. Like beer? What kind? Booze? Same question! I would love local hard ciders or non-ipa beers or even craft spirits. Knitted items? Type? Hmm scarfs mostly, ooh or a winter headbandy ear cover, infinity scarves Caramel? Yes please! Salted or chocolate covered #ded 9/16 Would you be interested in home made food items? - garlic dill pickles - YES MMM PICKLES - blackberry jam - Yes! - dried honey crisp apples -The crispier the better, but yes - applesauce (with or without red hots) - yes but without red hots, and preferably chunky >.> - elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting) - ...can you put it on pancakes? - honey from our bees - mmmmm yes please - rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over) - hmmm, probably not, but I'd take some rosewater for mah face : P - baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike? - sure! I like am pretty all-consuming when it comes to sweets but I do adore chocolate! Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I'm not sure what this is? Maybe? Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? (merino, merino cashmere, merino cashmere silk, 100% silk, 100% cashmere, merino nylon, BFL, BFL silk, etc. Or do you like acrylic?) My skin breaks out easily/rashes so as long as it's soft I'm cool. Would you want a quilted pot holder? I'm oddly excited about potholders. Do you have any prefered flavour of shortbread? There are flavors?! Uh...almond? Lemon? Chocolate? Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK? Anything Tottenham Hotspur specific (pins, etc.) or some delicious chocolate 9/20 - 9/21 Candles, wax melts/tarts? YES PLEASE. Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there? Nope. Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay? Never heard of it. If you're a writer type, would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings. YES ANY AND ALL. Lined. Unlined. Dot paper. Graph. Spiral. Book-bound. ANY. If you want yarn, what colors do you want? No yarn please! 9/22-ish or something: Are you interested in fabric? No thanks! If you could receive one handmade item - everything from knitted or crocheted gloves and scarves to sewn bags to fanart or original art, what would you prefer? Hmmm....dirty cross stitch or maybe a knit infinity scarf What are your tea and/or coffee preferences? Loose leaf / whole bean or bagged / ground? Do you have a favorite type? Flavor? Retailer? I like tea - looseleaf is good. Chai, I like Teavana's mate, hibiscus tea, etc, etc. What are your favorite fandoms, if any? BUFFY! Firefly! Game of Thrones, Resident Evil, Bioshock, Overwatch BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? Sure! I haven't tried the atmos OR hair gloss. Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? YES! I have a few Dotera; frankincense, serenity, peppermint. I'd love some more. Favorite animal? Oh man. Owls, foxes, red pandas, hedgehogs, cats Twilight Alchemy Lab oils? I haven't used them, but I would be open to it. I'd really like to try some White Light. Maybe Blessing of Isis/Caliph's Beloved. Maybe Blockbuster.
  5. Got this idea from neptuneanblues (if you're reading this, thanks! ) My brain has a bad habit of freezing whenever I need to pull information out of it. So, even though it took me 2 hours to fill out my SW questionnaire, I found myself thinking of things I wish I had included, long after I'd submitted it. So, some random bits of information that may, or may not,be of help I'd like more funky socks I love pumpkin spice (And I don't care how "basic" it makes me) I love coffee but also tea I'm kind of a foodie and love unusual salts, spices, etc Dark Chocolate is king in my book. The darker the better, although I think I hit my limit at 85% I miss my german shepherd dearly (she passed away 2014) but I've become enamoured with Corgis. I desperately want one, but I have to wait until my energy levels are more stable. Until then I am ok collecting and looking at Corgis I'm 1 year post chemo, and 18 months cancer free from Hodgkin's Lymphoma.My hair is still growing back, and it's cute but still short, and kinda floppy. I am finally comfortable putting color in it again. I used to have crazy colored hair for years before. Although I don't do it for a living, my heart belongs to science, especially biology/molecular biology. I was supposed to go for my Master's in Molecular Biology after getting my Bachelors, but life and things, and it didn't happen. Now, I'm setting my sights to be a full time writer. (I really, really REALLY hate my current job). I'm not sure if I'll ever get to do Bio research, but it still fascinates me. I still want to learn as much as I can about it, and I love anything science/bio related. Even though I'm aspiring now to be a full time writer, I've always been a "writer". I have an unhealthy love of notebooks and pens (and office supplies in general). I love games of all types, and enjoy all manner of video games, but I've recently become enamored with "Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure Games" (really, puzzle games, I don't really like the hidden object part as much). My energy and cognitive functions are still pretty low, and these are great because they're interesting and challenging but not taxing. I've played all of the "Dark Parables" games except the most recent. (as an example of what I'm talking about) I can't keep plants alive to save my life (Except for the mint that won't die) but I love having them around! I love Fall clothes, but being in florida never get to really wear them. I am hoping to live in a cooler climate, more permanently, one day! If you want to be sneaky and see if I'd like something or get more info, you can message my significant other, john at: steppsensei(at)gmail Be sure to tell him it's for the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Swap, or he may think it's spam. I've included my SW answers as a link in my signature. The link leads to a google doc that I've kept open for editing. If you want to ask me additional questions, you can add them to the bottom. Because the document is set to "anyone with the link" you don't need a Google account to access it, and if you do have a Google account and are logged in, it still registers you as anonymous.
  6. 9/17/15 Pumpkin? YES. PUMPKIN. YES. If it smells, tastes, or looks like pumpkin, I'll probably like it. Booze? I don't really drink much normally, and since I'm still nursing right now, I'm choosing not to drink until she weans. Want anything from Yellowstone? Be it postcards, key chains, shot glasses, pint glasses, or huckleberry what have you? I like postcards, and I've never had huckleberry anything, but I wouldn't mind trying it. Partly just because I just love the word huckleberry. 9/18/15 I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style! We've been living in our house for a few weeks, but the movers just brought the majority of our stuff this past weekend, so it's kind of a mess of boxes and bins right now. I'll try to post pics once things have been neatened up a bit, if you like. And of course I rambled on about our paint colors in my questionnaire. (<--Look, I spelled it right!) 9/19/15 For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all? DH doesn't drink often. If he does, it's just a beer. And if we have anyone over, we'll buy beer or wine at that point. We just have a dusty bottle or two lurking somewhere, but they rarely see daylight. Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? No, but I keep hearing about it and I wouldn't mind trying it at some point. I don't really know what it's about, just that a lot of people on my FB friends list love it. Ditto Welcome to Nightvale (Night Vale?) although I do know that's scary and I think maybe scary in a way that would appeal to me, i.e., Lovecrafty/existentially weird/slyly humorous. What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? All of the above, but I love coffee most. In terms of format, I used to be mildly snobby, I would grind my beans and make a French press pot every time I wanted a mug. Then I needed something faster, so I switched back to a regular old drip coffeemaker. And recently, I decided I needed something even faster and caffeine-deprived-idiot-proof so we bought a Keurig. We also had $155 in Best Buy rewards coupons, so we got a big bells-and-whistles model for about $35 out of pocket, woohoo. But oh, how the snobby have fallen lol. But FWIW, I do love trying different things that come in K-cups. And I like black tea, white tea, herbal "tea" infusions, and blends. I'm not crazy about green tea or rooibos, or anything with more floral flavors (lavender, rose, violet) or too much fruit. Like, apple cinnamon or orange spice are good, but otherwise I prefer tea to taste like tea. What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? I'm fluent in sarcasm, but I also like somewhat silly stuff. My favorite "cheer up" movie is Hot Fuzz, which has a lot of both. (And if you've seen it, my favorite line in that movie is "Owwww. This…really…huuuurts." I crack up every time and DH shakes his head at me.) Also, when we watch The Princess Bride, "Anybody want a peanut?" makes me laugh every time. Fezzik is just so chill, but you can tell he's enjoying driving Vizzini crazy. Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc) I like them, but we never play them because it's usually just me and DH. (Emma is still too young.) Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? As everyone else has said, decorations with hanging strings or swallow-able pieces are a problem because we have cats, but also because we have a little person. Plain or fun socks? OKAY. I LOVE SOCKS. I love cute socks, funny socks, plain socks, fuzzy socks, warm socks, toe socks. I love socks. Fuzzy are my favorite, but I love all socks. Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? Well, one of the reasons we bought our house is that it's on an acre of land and I have always wanted a garden. Now, of course, I'm second guessing myself like crazy because I've bought a couple of gardening books (a Better Homes & Gardens and one specific to the Midwest) and sometimes I don't even know wtf they're talking about. Also, I own a sewing machine but I have no idea how to use it, so I'd love to learn more about that. But I'm like the dumbest of the dumb when it comes to stuff like that. I may have to take a class and have someone actually point to things and tell me YOU PUT HAND HERE, PRESS BUTTON, MACHINE GO CHUGGA CHUGGA. Oh, and I like learning about history, particularly local history. Like, since we've moved to Ohio, I've wanted to learn more about the history of the state and even more specifically our town/the area where our town was established. Like, I've been trying to learn which Native tribes lived here. And I like learning about indigenous plants and wildlife, local legends, that kind of thing. Especially "unusual" legends, like the kind of stuff you would find in Weird NJ. (If you've never read that magazine, it's fantastic. I discovered it due to my love of the Jersey Devil legend.) What one thing you would like to do more of? Most of my answers boil down to needing more time, and there's nothing you can do about that. Unless you've got a Time Turner you want to lend me! What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about? See above, re: legends and folk stories, "monsters" specific to a given area, ghost stories, unexplained stories. Also, psychology and psychological experiments about human nature. 9/20/15 Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? I've never had it, but everyone raves about it so I'd love to try it. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? Honestly, you could pick just about any Van Gogh painting and it will give me all the feels, but that was his genius. I know there are other works of art that have struck me as windows into my own soul, but I can't pull any of them out of my brain at the moment. What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?) The only ones that grabbed me (scent-wise; they were all wonderful to read/look at) were Blood And Judgment So Well Commedled, Muddy Puddles, and especially The Worst Pillow. Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? Absolutely! I've been wanting a good pair of fingerless gloves/mittens for literally years. I bought myself a pair several years ago, but they were poorly made so they ended up falling apart fairly quickly. What thing do you want to do (or get) but you keep putting off for one reason or another? Fingerless gloves/mittens. Also, I've been meaning to try BPTP Castitas bath oil for (again) years, but I never seem to catch a decant circle and I can't bring myself to spend the money on a whole bottle plus shipping in case I don't like the smell or texture. 9/21/15 Would you like anything from Lush? This was on my questionnaire, but: Rock Star, Sultana of Soaps, Ocean Salt, and Sonic Death Monkey. I know the last one (possibly the last two) is disconned, but sometimes they bring stuff back. Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? No preference at all, I appreciate either! SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you? Let's say I'm an 8.5. I LOVE spicy food up to the point that it kind of clears your sinuses and makes you pant a bit. But if it makes me cough, I may end up in a coughing fit and I don't need that. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? Sadly, probably De Sade. I love original Spanked, but that's never coming back (I got a couple bottles of the resurrection, but it's definitely not the same). De Sade was the most perfect clean, rich black leather without any "chemical" smell like I get from some black leather scents. I finally got an imp, fell in ecstatic love with it, and it was promptly discontinued before I could place an order for a bottle. Analog or Digital? Or Both? Mostly digital, although for some reason I have a hard time focusing on non-fiction books in ebook format. It's so weird. But otherwise, yeah, digital. What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....? I've always meant to try Arcana's Filthy Viking, Villainess Jai Mahal, and Haus of Gloi's Blood Orange Marshmallow and Snow Wolf. I'm sure there are others that I just can't think of right now. 9/22/15 Do you have an affinity for any specific animals? Wolves, crows, polar bears, foxes, lynxes, black cats, deer. Kitchen Needs or Wants? I always need kitchen towels, either seasonal ones or just cute everyday ones. My kitchen is painted a pale silvery beige with white trim and cabinetry, but the accent colors I'm incorporating are light blues, greens, and blue-greens, with maybe tiny dashes of lavender, coral, and red. Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? I love makeup so much, but I almost never get to wear it anymore. When I go out, I usually just slap a little powder on my face. I wear Carmex or some other lip balm way more often than I do lipstick. I've fallen into a dowdy, frumpy SAHM rut and I need to snap out of it! Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? I love dark, almost bitter chocolate, and I love smooth, creamy chocolate. I love good plain chocolate, and I love chocolate that's full of yummy add-ins. I am pro-chocolate. Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? No, I LOVE Halloween stuff, and just general autumn themed stuff. Decorating for holidays and changing seasons is one of my favorite things, and autumn is my favorite season, so practically any cute or pretty decorative thing would be put to use eventually. And I'm a witch, so anything specifically witch-themed may see some use year round. 9/23/15 Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag? I love Stellaluna! So beautiful. So anything Stellaluna-related would be lovely. What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles? In order from "definitely want" to "wouldn't mind trying": (decants, half decants, bottles, whatever) The Witches(!!!) Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookie Pumpkin Spice Everything SN Apple Cider SN Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcake Witchcraft Scene Le Revenant Magnificent Autumn Second Spring Sonnet d'Automne What's your favorite scary movie? I don't really like most modern scary movies because I hate seeing violence and gore. The only exception I can think of is The Company of Wolves. I love that movie. Otherwise, I prefer old fashioned suspense, like Hitchcock movies (the less violent ones, at least), and more cozy movies that are vaguely related to Halloween, like Practical Magic. I love both the book and movie versions of PM. 9/24/15 Blu-Ray or DVD? Either is fine for my player. Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? We have none at the moment. Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? I just ordered Emma's costume yesterday (the part that I'm not making) and asked DH if he wants to dress up, too, but he was kind of meh about it so we probably won't. She's going to be a little woodland fairy, so I'm not sure what we would even have been to go with that. Oh, BUT! If you come across some cute masks, the kind that only go over the eyes, we could wear those. Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles? Finding the right bag is an ongoing project for me because what I need keeps shifting. Right now, I pretty much need something enormous to carry everything, with a few good pockets, and with really long straps (or an adjustable strap) so that I can sling it over my shoulder even when I'm wearing a heavy sweater/winter jacket. FTR, I love Vera Bradley stuff, but they're expensive and I still haven't found exactly the right thing among their offerings. What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? I have a few shows that I like a lot, but I don't really get into fandoms anymore. What are you planning to order from the Weenies update? I think I may get a bottle of The Witches because that sounds amazing. (If I had unlimited funds, I'd get the entire witches/Hecate's Inheritance line, just on witchy principle.) The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!) One of my best friends goes every year--it's the day after Pagan Pride, so it's like a whole fun weekend for her. I don't know what they have there, other than jewelry (she always ends up getting a new shiny thing every year), so unless you see something that makes you think of me, I can't think of anything. Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? I read the first volume of Sandman a few years ago and I wouldn't mind reading the next one. But as far as comic books: Nooooooo, thank you! We have so many comic book boxes bulging with DH's collection. He finally gave up collecting several years ago because we ran out of space. Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? No, thanks. Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!) This is why I think I'm a terrible Witchee for someone to have. I hardly ever keep up on my wishlists. I have an Amazon "Switch Witch Help" wish list which I started last time I did SW, and I updated it the other night. I always feel guilty about showing anyone my wishlists, because it feels like I'm saying, "Hey, gimme this!" But I'm not! Just consider it a window into what kind of stuff I like. I'll make a blog post with my wishlists as I make or update them, is that okay? If you want info right away, let me know! 9/25/15 Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot. Color swatches, jeez. Where do I get color swatches? Let me think. In the meantime, here's a swatch-less list of colors I like to wear, as shade-specific as I can be with just words: Rose pink That kind of warm, peachy/coral/rosy pink color (yeah, I see where a swatch would be helpful) Ivory Mossy green Teal Aqua Cornflower blue Amethyst Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? I guess either lots of little ones or a couple of medium ones. I think I'd get jealous of everyone else getting their packages if I didn't get anything until the end lol. For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)? That's fine with me! If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? The only stores in our mall that I really like are Bath & Body Works and Gap (for Emma, they don't sell plus sizes). We have a few big shopping strips here, though, with good stores like Books A Million, Michaels, Jo-Ann's, Yankee Candle, Target, and World Market. If we had a Sephora, I'd be there all the time, but there are none for miles, it's shocking! We do have an Ulta, but I've never been inside. Subscription Boxes? I have never tried subscription boxes. Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) We actually do need to go to Ikea, but the nearest one is in Pittsburgh so it'll be an all day trip. I can't think of anything small enough to send, though. I mean, I know they have all kinds of cute stuff like candleholders and dish towels, but I don't know what styles they've got at the moment. I love Scandinavian style, though, so I would usually find something I liked when I went. But right now the stuff we need is actual furniture (we need a second sofa and an ottoman, and that cute blue metal rolling cart) Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? I love tarts and candles, but incense makes me cough. I prefer warm stuff like vanilla, pumpkin pie, cookies, that kind of thing. But I also like woodsy scents, pine trees, and sometimes "fireplace" type scents. Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? I don't even know what the exclusives are, so obviously not lol. I saw people talking about more peach scents, and I do love peaches, but I don't know what other notes are in them so meh. Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? I was SO EXCITED when Beth released a scent for Tlazolteotl (in Excolo) because I find her fascinating. (Tlazolteotl, not Beth, although I guess Beth is also fascinating.) But I keep forgetting to order it. The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? I love copper. As far as colorful jewelry, I like it, but usually one color at a time if that makes sense. We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? Yes, I love decorations! Decorating for the holidays and changing seasons is one of my favorite things to do, I go to the craft store and spend a stupid amount on seasonal silk flowers and cute little signs and figurines and baskets and stuff. I actually just bought more stuff yesterday in preparation for setting up our autumn/Halloween display (which, come November, I will add to and subtract from to make it an autumn/Thanksgiving display) and I can't wait! I just need DH to find where the movers put our boxes of holiday decorations. And at the moment, I'm sticking with shelf/tabletop stuff because we spent an ungodly amount of money on having the house painted and the idea of driving nails into the paint makes me wince. HOWEVER, if you see a cute little print that you think screams my name or something, that's okay with me! I can always stick it in a frame and use the little kickstand thingy until I get up the courage to take out the hammer and nails. Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? Yes yes yes. I love pens and notebooks! I love all kinds of notebooks, from hardcover journals with fancy covers to little slim paper ones to stick in my purse. With pens, I prefer my everyday pens to be blue ink, but it's just a slight preference. And I love colored inks. One of my favorite pens recently was a clicky pen (I love clicky pens) that wrote in purple. Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? I know I've mentioned that I love socks. I mostly wear them in the house, though, because in the winter I wear Uggs and in summer I wear sandals. So I like them to be fuzzy and warm, not necessarily practical for wearing inside shoes. I like foofy chenille ones to sleep in, or long ones that go all the way up. And also mittens are nice, or fingerless gloves. I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? I like chocolate and caramel, not too crazy about sour candies or gummies. Okay, sometimes I like gummies, like if it's Swedish fish. And I like Twizzlers (any color) but NOT Red Vines. 9/26/15 How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. No. Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? Not really, we don't get to go out to eat very often. 9/27/15 How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? I like them, but they'd have to be small enough to keep on my desk or something, otherwise Emma will probably steal them. I think Squishables made a Cerberus that I wanted at one point, but I don't think they make it in the small size. 9/28/15 Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL? It rained all night that night, so other than one brief glimpse before the rain (but also before the eclipse began) I didn't get to see the eclipse at all. I sure felt it, though! But no on the BPAL scent. It's got red musk, so bleh. Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)? I'm 5'9", and I'm sorry but there's no way for me to measure my arm span right now. How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? I've always, ALWAYS been a Water girl, even though I'm a Fire sign. The Fire only comes out once in a while, and I always figured I was mostly Water, a little bit Air (because I love being up high, and I love birds and feathers). Zero Earth. And then I got pregnant, and BAM, Earth. And then we moved here and instead of being a ten minute walk from the water, I'm surrounded by trees and cornfields. And I'm in the baby steps stages of planning my first garden. So I'd say right now I'm Earth > Water > Air > Fire. (Man, if my Witch is the one who asked this question, you probably didn't think you'd get such a detailed answer.) How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? Isn't that for sushi? I don't eat sushi. If it could be used for a portable altar (like, I'd fill it with a small bottle of water, packet of salt, vial of oil, etc.) then I'd definitely use it for that. Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? Scarves. Shawls are awesome, but I think that would be too much wrapping just to go from house to car to store to car to house. And I have a great cowl that I got from Etsy, but it hangs too far down so there's always a gap right by my neck, letting the air in. how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? I've never heard of any of these things. But if there's a way to take a class for learning to use my sewing machine, and I could do it on my own time, I'd try that. 9/29/15 What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? Uh. ALL THE THINGS. My favorites of the ones I've tried are Gingermilk, Pants Relief Elixir, and another one I can't remember the name of (something like sweet dreams, or sandman, or maybe blue moon, or...something to do with going to sleep). But most of them sound so good that I'd happily use soap, scrub, or even wax melts in any but the very few scents that DON'T sound good to me (Creeping Horror, Crimson & Clover, The Fusilier). A few that sound really good are Pink Sand, The Bees' Lament, and Smoky Jack. If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? Sits, please! I think I already mentioned this, but we just spent a sickening amount of money on having the whole house painted, and the idea of putting nails into my beautiful paint still scares me. How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? Like if Cookie Monster were a girl and he had PMS, how he would feel about cookies. Are you a slatherer or a dabber? I'm definitely a dabber. Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. I'm sorry, I just don't put that much thought into tea. I like plain black (my standby is decaf Tetley because then I can have it at night) or Earl Grey when I'm feeling a little more delicate. And I like some herbal "teas" but haven't had my favorite standby (peppermint) in a couple of years(!) because I'm still nursing and peppermint can impair your supply. Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it? Yes! I'd be happy to try Gingerleaf or Saltleaf. Brooke is a goddess and I love her. 10/2-10/3 How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? I have never done crafts with fancy (or plain) duct tape, and probably never will, but if you are talented in that respect, feel free to surprise me! Are there any flowers you especially like? Yes! I love lilies, especially pink Oriental lilies, and purple or lavender roses, especially sterling roses. Also, lilacs, violets, and any flower that is black or almost black. I have great ambitions for my garden, and someday I'd like to have a section that's all black, or black and white. Doesn't that sound cool? Actually, if you want to, you can check my "garden" board on Pinterest. Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar. I was going to say sure, but I don't think I'd actually be able to use them. My phone has to be able to fit into its designated pocket in my bag, and I don't usually carry coffee outside. And water bottles just get thrown into my purse. Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"? Absolutely! Halloween, though, because DdLM isn't "my" holiday, culturally. I really love the way the decorations look, but I don't want to just take them out of context. Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example. I have a book light, don't need a cover, but now I'm curious what the heck a bookseat is. I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? Yes, I love things like that. I'm always amazed by people who can turn paper into beautiful books like that. What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? I don't think I have any Halloween-specific listening habits. Are you interested in leg warmers at all? No, I can't see myself wearing them. Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .? I'd definitely say folksy. In fact, I keep meaning to post my seasonal display on FB now that it's all done up for Halloween, so if you have me friended you can see it. And if you don't have me friended, I hereby give any/all of our ringleaders who have me friended to share the pics with you. I'll go post it after I finish these questions. 10/5/15 I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? I only understand that this is about a video game. The rest is Greek to me, except I actually know a few words of Greek. (So, no, but thank you.) 10/6/15 Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? No, and probably not. NaNoWriMo - Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? I've never done it, and I can say with absolute certainty that this is not the year I will be giving it a try. Now, if there were a NaNoSleepMo, I'd say sign my tired ass up. Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. I like! How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? I like car magnets as long as they're not like super huge. Geeky…let me see, like maybe if there were such a thing as a Slytherin house magnet, that would be cool. We get the short end of the stick, fandom-wise. Do you have any phobias that your Witch should be aware of? Yes, if you send me anything with cockroaches it will probably make me have a panic attack. If you want to be safe, just stay away from anything bug-related unless it's butterflies or dragonflies. Please and thank you! Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? That was a great update! The Pumpkin Spice Everything atmo spray and The Unquiet Grave claw polish were my favorites. 10/7/15 Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? I've never tried Jamberry (and I know at least one or two people who sell it, it just looks complicated to me) but I'd try it if you sent me some and told me how it works. 10/8/15 Do you like or want to try Marmite? Nope, thanks! 10/9/15 Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of? Two for me: De Sade, because I loved that scent, the perfect leather. Antique Lace, because that was Kathy's (jarvenpa) favorite. I had an imp that I tested and passed along years ago because it just didn't grab me, but now I wish I'd kept it. If Beth is ever able to bring back Antique Lace, I'll buy a bottle and just wear it once in a while to be reminded of Kathy because I miss her. Ugh, now I'm sad. Next question. Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of? For me, it's scrunchies. I use them to just throw my hair into a bun most days, but lately I've been using them for Emma's hair, and I swear she must have discovered a pocket dimension somewhere because they just disappear and turn up days later if I'm lucky. So yeah, those cheap scrunchies they sell in the drugstore next to the hairbrushes and barrettes.
  7. neveragain

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    Extra Ketchup Pumpkin? I love pumpkin treats, and pumpkin scents. I am a basic biatch. Booze? I don’t drink often, but when I do, its usually mead, beer or wine. Beer brands like Stella Artois, Chimay Blue, Kokanee, Heineken, Grolsch, and microbrew tasting are my favorites. Wine, I like sweet whites, like Moscato d’Asti and Soft White. Alcohol, i love Limoncello, and flavored/infused vodkas. Want anything from Yellowstone? Be it postcards, key chains, shot glasses, pint glasses, or huckleberry what have you? Nah, Im good. I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style! I don’t decorate. I suck at it. I grew up very poor, so it’s always been function over form. Does it serve a purpose? Etc. For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all? No issues there. Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? I want to be Vanessa Ives, or Missy from Doctor Who when I grow up. What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? I LOVE TEA. Ive always wanted a tea ball or something like that. Ive had my eye on Adagio tea sets and fandom blends, as well, but never bought them. What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? Dark humor. Black comedies are my favorite kind, Im not really into comedy other than that. I have a tendency to joke about death and its mechanics more than others would be comfortable with, outside of my circle of friends. The things I say with them would be out of place and probably kind of disturbing to other people. Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc) We play Munchkin. I have Adventure Time, Cthulu, Zombie Apocalypse and the Deluxe Set. I would like to try Settlers of Catan. We also collect and use Tarot cards, and Jenga. Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? Tapeworms. I would really rather not deal with the feeding schedule. Plain or fun socks? Fun. I love Sock Dreams. Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? I love learning about random things. Whatever takes my attention. This year, its mushroom cultivation and hunting. Also, wilderness survival. I would also like to learn more about Tarot, and freezer cooking. And how to sew. And maybe how to knit. What one thing you would like to do more of? Hula hoop. And sleep. And ghost hunting. What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about? I adore urban exploration, and ghost hunting. Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? Erm…I know not what this is. I am not really into sweets, my kids eat all the Nutella. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? Dance speaks to me. Ballet and interpretive dance, burlesque and performance art make me cry. Pole dancing makes me feel free. I love and miss my pole. I also love art, and photography. I am constantly sifting through Juxtapose to find new artists to love. What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?) The Worst Pillow, Meus Amor Aeternus, and Little Lady Macbeth really stood out for me. Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? I think cute hats and scarves are cool. I love Cthulu and Narwhal and horror themed stuff. What thing do you want to do (or get) but you keep putting off for one reason or another? A tattoo. Grell or Gremlin FX veneers from Dental Distortions. Contacts from Honeycolor. A new hula hoop from Rubyhooping.com That bellydancing dvd set thats been in my cart for two years. Would you like anything from Lush? Sure. Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Both. SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I eat ghost pepper cheese with a side of guacamole. I love spicy. Lets say 8 or 9. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? I constantly use Dorian. If they ever stop making it, I might need a straight-jacket. I really need to get a Dorian HG one of these days. My "Holy Grail" would probably be Monsterbait: Bloody Mary or OLLA: Adam Analog or Digital? Or Both? Depends on the device. I adore vinyl records, but am not too fond of cassettes, but use mp3 all the time. I love books, and use paperbackswap ALOT, but I also LOVE my Kindle, and have a Kindle Unlimited sub. What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie: LP: Red LP: Honeyed w/ Gotcha! LP: Latte LP: Winter Solstice Solstice Scents: Café Mallowmel Black Mallow Smoky Mountain Mallow Travelers Winter Dove Sycamore Chai Carnival Wax: Sugarwitch Fresh Fragrances: Cannabis Santal Sugar Lemon Sugar Cannabis Rose Bath and Body Works: Cashmere Glow diamond shimmer mist Warm Vanilla Sugar diamond shimmer mist Victorias Secret: Vanilla Lace body mist Love Spell body mist Amber Romance body mist Pear Glace body mist Warm & Cozy shimmer mist Sun Kissed body mist Do you have an affinity for any specific animals? Moose Kitchen Needs or Wants? Tea making supplies. Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? I LOVE MAKEUP. I wear Aromaleigh almost exclusively, but would love to try other brands. I could use some Urban Decay primer potion or something similar, and some black liquid eyeliner. As for colors, I love taupes, bright purples, vibrant blues, blood reds, matte blacks and reds, sparkly silvers, vivid greens, color shifting colors. I also adore Lip Venom lip plumper( Original, Moon venom, Venom Flash, Blue Venom) I wear pale/light foundations (liquid and mineral), eyeshadows <3, eyeliner, lip gloss (clear, nude/light colors/sparkle, dramatic dark lipsticks (like blacks/blood reds/deep greens/blues/purples), lip liners, highlighter Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? I like dark chocolate, but Im not really into it. Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? I wouldn’t have anywhere to put them. Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag? I think some batty swag would be pretty nifty. What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles? I actually made a wishlist on Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab that includes these upfront! What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year? Thats like asking me to pick which one of my kids is my favorite. Horror is my thing. I love black comedy, horror comedy, psychological horror, zombies, shaky cam, legends/myths, supernatural/ghosts, etc. On my playlist right now, i have Housebound, Babadook, Fido, Cabin in the Woods, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Dale & Tucker vs. Evil, Joe Dies at the End, Ginger Snaps (all of them) Coraline, Monster House, Mama, Orphan, THe Others, 28 Days & Weeks Later, (rec) and Quarantine, The Ring, House of Haunted Hill, etc. Blu-ray or DVD? Ive been buying Bluray more lately because I got a better television, and I really like that they can put more behind the scenes stuff on them, but either is fine. Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? I play PS3 & PS4, I have an XBox360, too, but the kids use it, not me. Ive only ever used my desktop to play Sims 3, but my desktop is so old, it cant update anything anymore lol. Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? I thought about wearing a cute tshirt, but I gained 120 pounds over the last two years (thanks, moderate insulin resistance) so I cant find anything cute in a size 3x. I exercise, but I also have fibromyalgia, so it makes it difficult to do anything else after wards. Im just taking the littles to trunk or treat and calling it a night. Their dad will do the rest. Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles? Messenger type bags. And those cute little coffin purses. I use an old school nintendo controller wallet right now, but have used those long, slim clasp ones before...because it had Rainbow Brite on it. <3 What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? I am a Doctor Who fan, as well as a Walking Dead fan and dont forget Sherlock <3. And sure!! What are you planning to order from the Weenies update? I am waiting under the BPTP Weenies drop before I make that decision The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!) A pretty hair clasp/bobble/snood would be fun. Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? I used to collect and read The Endless nad Sandman by Veritgo, but that was a long time ago. Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? I dont think Ive read any fanfic. Its more my daughters thing. Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!) Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot. I like autumn colors, and turbulents sea colors, peacock colors and blood shades (deep reds) Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? Whatever my Witch wants to do is perfect <3 For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)? Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) Nah, Im aight. If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? I really try to stay the hell away from malls. 1. People. 2. Zombies. we've all seen that movie. Fun for awhile, then everyone gets lazy and DIES. Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)? I got subscriptions to Lootcrate and Mysterious Package Company for my fiance, but I do not have any of my own, anymore, no. I once subscribed to the Aromaleigh Ephemera makeup sub box, but when they discontinued the subs...my heart broke. I do day dream about joining a LP (vinyl record) club like Vinyl Me, Please, Kitchen Turntable, Feedbands. Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? Oh YES. I have wax melt warmers in my house. I love fall scents (autumn leaves, cooking, etc) and leathery/smoky ones, and winter time ones. I occasionally will melt an "uplifting" high fruit/tea note one though. Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? i dont even know what they were. I try not to think about it. lol Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? Ive tried ALOT, but theres been so much added too, that it makes my head spin. I couldnt tell you off the top of my head. Are War & Lamia GC? The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? Copper turns green on my skin, but if its element of a piece and not in direct contact (OR, has clear coat on skin side) I think its pretty. I like to keep things silver toned with blacks/red/purples/blues/white, but I have been known to join my boho friends in crazy colorful jewelry. We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? Honestly, I think i have a curse. I havent put anything on my walls in YEARS...like a decade. Everytime I start decorating, putting up kids pictures and my art and stuff, we end up HAVING to move due to tragedy or other kind of catastrophe. Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? I do love my notepads, pens and binders. I write notes on EVERYTHING. Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? I love sock dreams! Right now I feel like my legs are far too fat (no, seriously, just...believe me on this, I talked to them about dimensions) for their socks which break my heart. But, I am in the process of changing that so I can be healthier. I used to by and wear the black industrial fishnet raw top stockings ALL THE TIME until a few years ago when I stopped performing. They are my favorite. I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. I collect that kind of stuff. I have a resin cast fox jaw necklace, but part of me wishes it was for real. Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? Thats a thing? HELL YEAH How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? My dogs usually get ahold of them and eat them. :/ Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL? I did see the eclipse. My kids werent as excited about it as I was. I actually bought a whole bottle, because I was scared it was gonna go fast...without looking to see if there was a decant group first. Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)? I am 5'6" I dont have a measuring tape Im sorry How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? I connect more with water. I feel calm and happy during storms, and alive when I am near large bodies of water, and dead inside when I dont. How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? I would use a bento box. I am supposed to be working at portion sizes right now. Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? I like gloves and fingerless mitts. how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? That sounds like it could be fun What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? Gingermilk sorbetto Rice pudding sorbetto Candy Floss sorbetto Creeping Horror sorbetto indian Summer sorbetto Bookkeepers Butter Mister Blue Sky wax tarts Whiskers shaving soap The Englishman shaving soap Mandinka shaving soap Mr Blue Sky Shaving soap Fusilier shaving soap PBSW Skin Care Trio for Combo skin Buttercup Facial Bar and Goat milk Cream Skin Set If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? Probably sits. i dont hang things in the house. How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? Yaaasss. Are you a slatherer or a dabber? Dabber Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. I dream of having awesome tea accesories, but i have none. I use a coffee mug and Yogi tea bags. My favorite is Egyptian Licorice. I love tea. Ive been wanting to try Teavana, and some of Adagio Teas fanfic inspired teas, because the art on the tins os so cute. Biggest need would be a tea ball, because I think Adagio is all loose tea.
  8. mermaidsdream

    Switch Witch 2015 Questions & Answers!

    WISHLISTS! I figured I'd put these up top, to make them easier to find. Amazon.com Etsy.com (anything that's not in the "Items I Love" folder) BPAL ThinkGeek Basic Info Birthday: 9 April Pets: 1 Cat Religious orientation: Agnostic Favorite Holiday: Halloween Living arrangement (by yourself, with roommates, etc): Just me & my cat Livejournal/Blog/Website: mermaidsdream.tumblr.com BPAL Favorite BPAL oils: Vixen, Sin, Spanked Revisited, Mircalla Favorite notes: Red Musk, champaca, some patchouli, some woods, resiny-scents Favorite non-BPAL perfumes: Nocturne Alchemy Least favorite notes: coconut, rose, carnation, violet, aquatics If Beth made a custom blend for you, what would the notes be, and what would you want the label art to look like? I never know how to answer this question. Some red musk, maybe a little champaca, honey, vanilla Lifestyle Style/home decoration style: casual Favorite decorating colors: blacks & whites, rich, deep, jewel-tone reds, blues. Things you collect: Funko Pop! dolls, BPAL Favorite music: a little bit of everything, but if I had to peg myself to 1 genre, it'd probably be classic rock Least favorite music: religious, twangy-country, Rap Vegetarian/Vegan?: (Please be as specific as possible to reduce confusion!) Nope Other food restrictions: I can't do bananas (allergic) Favorite flavors: dark chocolate, salted caramel, vanilla Favorite foods/drinks: milk duds, timtams, water Favorite authors/genres: Neil Gaiman, Sara Douglass, Jacqueline Carey - science fiction & fantasy, historical fantasy Least favorite authors/genres: Charlaine Harris, Cassandra Clare, Stephanie Meyer, Laurel K Hamilton How do you feel about receiving gently used books as gifts? perfect! Favorite stores (including clothing stores): Starbucks, Target, Hot Topic (hello, Pop! dolls) Favorite online stores (including B&B stores): Hot Topic, Paintbox Soapworks, Elements & Artifacts, BPAL/BPTP, Favorite movies: The Court Jester, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, LA Story, Stardust, The Princess Bride, Big Fish Favorite TV show(s): Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Rizzoli & Isles Hobbies/crafts done: photography, baking, jewelry making Clothing & Jewelry Hair type: thin, just over chin-length Skin Type: combination Allergies (specifically B&B related): I can't use bath oils, and most bath bombs cause my back to break out something fierce Tub, shower or both? both! Favorite bath & beauty products: Paintbox Soapworks soaps, Bath Salts Clothing Style/Fave garments: very casual. I live in sweats & t-shirts Favorite clothing colors/colors to wear: pajama/lounge pants, capris, dark colours Type(s) of jewelry worn: earrings, pendants Jewelry - gold or silver? silver Do you have any allergies to metal? yellow gold Favorite gemstones: labradorite, sodalite, sapphire Sock/Shoe Size: 8 - for socks, I have thick calves, so I sometimes have problems with knee highs Random Questions: On a scale of 1-5, how organized are you? 4 Where, outside of the U.S. would you love to visit? Anywhere. Seriously, I'd love to just hop on a plane and go. Where, inside of the U.S. would you love to visit? I'd love to go back to Alaska and spend more time there Favorite City in the US/World? Toss up between New Orleans & Orlando Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age? Depends on the situation. If I gave you a toy gun with flashing lights, would you hide and start shooting people from around corners OR would you thank me on the IGI thread and then quietly donate it (a niece, Oxfam, Goodwill, wherever)? I'd probably thank you & quietly donate it. What animal do you feel like the most? Some days, a sloth. Your favorite feature about yourself: My sense of humor Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere? Neighbourhood Have you ever thought, "oh, I'm going to get myself one of those one of these days" but then never do? List 1 under $10 and 1 over $10. Wandcaps! I can always use more wandcaps! How do you feel about boi witches? They're pretty cool Do you like garage sales (boot sales)? sure! I like to slather my food in …: cheese State fairs or carnivals? Yes! You throw caution to the wind and runaway to join a traveling circus. What job would you want ( a main performer, a side show, a behind the scenes spot, etc) and why? I'd be the person pulling the strings from behind the stage - not so much a main performer, but I'd likely keep things running. It's just who I am. What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with? Fae & elves Do you need storage boxes/bottles/containers? Decorated or Plain? I think I'm good on these The world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? I'd run to Disneyworld! Do you like steampunk & if so what kind of steampunk item would you most like to receive? I like the aesthetic of steampunk, but I don't own anything that's steampunk-ish, so I don't really know what I'd like to receive. Do you have an etsy shop? Insomniac Mermaid - but it's likely going to go on vacation soon. It's a dime-a-dozen jewelry store, and nothing really sets it apart from any other stores, so ... Would you like to receive baked goods, if so what kind? I always want to say yes to this, and then realize that I don't even eat the baked goods I take to work, so I'm going to have to pass this round. 9/17/15 Pumpkin? No. I greatly dislike pumpkin. Booze? Sure! Want anything from Yellowstone? Be it postcards, key chains, shot glasses, pint glasses, or huckleberry what have you? I probably wouldn't say no, but I can't think of anything specific. 9/18/15 I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style! I don't have anything on my walls, so there isn't much in the way of "decorating style" to show 9/19/15 For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all? N/A Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? Yup! I already own season 1 on blu-ray What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? Neither - I can never get through the supply I currently have. I probably wouldn't turn down mugs or another french press, though (it's what I use to brew loose-leaf tea) What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? It's difficult to describe - I love puns, plays on words, dirty humor, even dry humor. I greatly dislike stupid humor (aka, most Jim Carrey movies) Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc) I do like board games, but I don't have anyone to play with, so they probably wouldn't get used. Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? Nothing religious. Plain or fun socks? yes (I totally stole that answer, because it so fits 100% my feelings on the matter!) Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? Deciphering the Tarot! What one thing would you like to do more of? Live life and travel What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about? I'd love to refresh my mythology knowledge! 9/20/15 Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? I've never head cookie butter, but I'd be interested in trying some. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? I love the way Van Gogh portrays motion, and the texture he uses in his paintings. That said, as much as I love his work, I don't any replications (cus heaven knows, I can't afford an actual Van Gogh, and think they belong in a museum). What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?) I'm getting 4 bottles: Battle Fairy in Training, Blood and Judgment So Well Commedled, Meus Amor Aeternus, and Little Lady Macbeth. I wouldn't mind decants of the others. Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? Sure ... scarves, armwarmers/gloves What thing do you want to do (or get) but you keep putting off for one reason or another? Lol ... Wandcaps. 9/21/15 Would you like anything from Lush? Big Shampoo, maybe Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo, Rehab Shampoo Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Either is fine with me. SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you? Maybe a 3. I can handle a little spice, but too much is murder on my stomach. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? Not sure I have one ... yet. Analog or Digital? Or Both? Both. For graphic novels, physical. Other books & music, digital. Movies I can do either way. What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and/or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....? I'm always down for more NAVA. 9/22/15 Do you have an affinity for any specific animals? I love dogs, cats, foxes, birds of prey, dolphins Kitchen Needs or Wants? moving my stove & fridge so I can peel the rest of the wallpaper off, repaint my walls and put down new flooring? Aside from that, nope! Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? Nope. I don't wear it, and I wouldn't use it. Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? Dark chocolate, and I'm good with stuff in my chocolate Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? I love Halloween, but I don't decorate - some Halloween stuff is good, but I wouldn't want all Halloween. I'm also doing the 13 Days of Halloween swap, so I think I'll be set there. 9/23/15 Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag? I'm not familiar with either of them. What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles? I've updated my Google Drive Wish List, and I've indicated whether or not I'd want decants or bottles What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year? I don't really have a movie-watching ritual, other than around Christmas I do the dorky thing and make it a "Chris"mas ... watching movies that star Chris Evans, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pratt 9/24/15 Blu-ray or DVD? Both Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? PS3, and Mac ... but I seldom play games. I do have a Steam account, though. Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? I haven't decided I'm going to dress up yet, or what as; I did find out I can dress up at work, so there's that ... just no clue. Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles? Cross-body, but I tend to be picky What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? I'm a fan of many things, but I don't really participate in the whole "fandom" scene. That said, I certainly wouldn't turn away: Doctor Who, Avengers, Sherlock, Firefly, and I'm sure there are ones I'm forgetting ... What are you planning to order from the Weenies update? So far, I've only ordered La Femme de Satan The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!) Surprise me? Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? Absolutely! I have an entire wish list on Amazon dedicated to graphic novels! Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? Not much into fanfic, sorry. Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!) Amazon.com Etsy.com (anything that's not in the "Items I Love" folder) BPAL ThinkGeek 9/25/15 Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot. Scarves, gloves/armwarmers. Think jewel-tones Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? I could see maybe receiving small things here & there, and I love the idea of one large package at the end. For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)? Sure! Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) I'll pass on the Ikea bit; I actually have one here If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? I avoid the mall like the plague, but when I do make a trip, it's usually to Hot Topic for some Funko Pop dolls Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)? Graze & Funko/Marvel's Collector Corps Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? Candles yes, not so much on tarts or incense. I typically go for unscented, and I love the look of rolled beeswax candles. I have a fair stock of Forest's beeswax candles, but could always use more of the mini candles; I could use candle holders, though, for the taller beeswax candles Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? Not that I can think of Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? I'd have to refer back to my wish list The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? I love copper. And I'm good with either colorful or neutral. We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? I don't have a lot of space for decorating things, and sadly, that includes wall space Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? Nope, I'm good Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? I love fun socks! And I'm a big supporter of Sock Dreams! I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? I'm a sugar addict. I love caramels, dark chocolate, nibbly-type stuff 9/26/15 How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. I'd have to pass this time around - I'd have to wrestle them away from my cat. Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? No thank you. I really don't go out, so they wouldn't get used. 9/27/15 How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? Not a huge stuffed animal fan, but I do have a soft-spot (no pun intended) for Squishables. I own Anubis. 9/28/15 Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL? I'm interested, and I already ordered my Blood Moon Eclipse scent. Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)? 5'2" tall, and no clue what my arm span is How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? I feel connected to all the elements, and I'd say I'm more of an western element person. If I had to pick one element to associate with, it'd probably be fire - it's the Aries in me. In Asian astrology, I'm a Water Ox (completely opposite of my Firey Ram) How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? I think they're cute, but I don't have much use for one. Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? Yes to all of the above? Well, probably wouldn't use a shawl as much, but everything else I'm good with. how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? I should use them, but I don't. :\ 9/29/15 What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? Off their main site: Crimson & Clover, Indian Summer, Scrumble -- prefer scrubs over bar soaps, no lotion From The Soapbox Co: Clean Slate, Peachwood - prefer scrubs over bar soap for Peachwood, no lotion From Etsy: Clean Slate, Lavender Truffle, Tiger Bar - bar for Tiger Bar, Scrub for Lavender Truffle, Bar or Scrub for Clean Slate If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? Either, but I'm not so good at figuring out what I'd like. How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? Yes, please! Are you a slatherer or a dabber? Depends on the scent! Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. Uhhhhhh ... Please no tea. I'm over-stocked as is. Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it? Gingerleaf Smooch, Honeyleaf Smooch, V2 Soap, Saltleaf Soap (prefer Smooch, but they look to be out of stock), 10/2-10/3 How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? I don't know? I don't personally do any kind of duct tape crafts, so ... Are there any flowers you especially like? Roses Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar. Nothing comes to mind - sorry. Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"? I'm okay either way Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget, like a cover or a light for example. I either read on my phone, iPad or physical book. I use duplicate post cards from the Lab as bookmarks for physical books. I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? I love journals, but I don't use them as often as I'd like. What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? Nothing different than usual Are you interested in leg warmers at all? Sure! Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .? Yes? I don't really decorate 10/5/15 I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? I don't play video games nearly as often as I'd like, so it wouldn't get used 10/6/15 Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? It's on my "need to watch" list for movies! Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? I won't be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. I love honey & I really need more beeswax candles How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? They wouldn't get used Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of? I don't like ants or roaches...I also don't do well with open heights (like being up on ladders), but I don't think you can send that through the mail. Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? I wouldn't mind decants of: Boo Hair Gloss Dead Leaves, Black Fig, Cacao, and Copal Hair Gloss Dead Leaves, Patchouli, Honey, and Warm Musk Hair Gloss Dead Leaves, Red Musk, and Neroli Hair Gloss But nothing from the post (yet) screams I have to have it ... Ooh boy, I'm way behind on answering questions. Let's see if I can catch up: 10/7/15 Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? No thank you 10/8/15 Do you like or want to try Marmite? I think I'll pass Some folks have already said they do not want used nail polish. If you haven't already chimed in about that... would you be interested in a bottle of BPTP claw polish (in this case, either Event Horizon or Baku) that has been used for one manicure? I don't do nail polish at all, so it won't work for me. 10/9/15 Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of? The only ones that come to mind are LEs Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of? Not that I can think of Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update? Perfumes: Ankou sounds interesting, as does Fox Tails. Maybe a soap bar in Candy Bats, or a Sugar Bar in Vanilla Marshmallow 10/10/15 How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings? Sure 10/12/15 Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com (https://shirocosmetics.com) I don't wear make up, so it wouldn't be used.
  9. sarandipitee

    Switch Witch 2015: SWITCH HARDER

    Basic Info EMAIL: sarandipitee@gmail.com Birthday: May 24 Pets: 2 cats - Atticus (black,fixed male, 1.5 yrs) and Cleo (tabby, fixed female, 10 yrs) Children: no Religious orientation: Very vague Pagan leanings (I have an altar, I like crystals, I use TALS, etc). Favorite Holiday: Halloween Occupation/Major in school: Made it through 1 semester of College for Journalism, have worked in Retail Management ever since. Living arrangement (by yourself, with roommates, etc): Me, the boyfriend and the furbrats Livejournal/Blog/Website: tumblr + LJ + instagram: @templeandarche Organizations/Causes/Activities (Things you belong to or causes you believe in): Fixed Fur Life, Parkinsons Canada, Quinte Humane Society, RAINN, Gleaners Food Bank BPAL Favorite BPAL oils: Antique Lace, Elf V4, Tintagel, Chokmah, Pinched with 4 Aces, Dorian, Snake Charmer, Snake Oil, Skuld, Ebon Night (TAL), Sin, Kubla Khan, Lolita, Dragon's Milk, Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. Favorite notes: vanilla, all musk (iffy on red sometimes), lavender, honey, patchouli, blackberry, frankincense, myrrh, resins, chocolate, blood, black currant, pine pitch, oak moss, ambergris Favorite non-BPAL perfumes: Karma from Lush, Winchester from Haunt Least favorite notes: rose, violet, jasmine, lily, cedar, gardenia, ozone. Aquatic and Cold/winter scents are very hit or miss. Least favorite non-BPAL perfumes: Chanel No. 5 If Beth made a custom blend for you, what would the notes be, and what would you want the label art to look like? Lavender, currant, ambergris, vanilla bean and a hint of musk. Label art... the old farmhouse or cottage from my childhood. Lifestyle Style/home decoration style: modern with eclectic vintage and pop culture pieces. Favorite decorating colors: turquoise, chocolate brown, red, black, light grey Things you collect: comics, books, Maneki-neko, Pop Funko Figures, Action Figures (mainly from tv shows/movies/comics I love), clothes, jewellery, Squishables, vintage and new LP's (I like stuff. srsly) Favorite music: I love all music (except for what is listed below) Least favorite music: Industrial , country, death metal Vegetarian/Vegan?: (Please be as specific as possible to reduce confusion!) Nope. Other food restrictions: nope. Favorite flavors: mango, cherry, lime, SPICE (not hot, but flavour), pumpkin, vanilla, chocolate Favorite foods/drinks: water, pinot grigio, imported beer, tea (love loose tea from teavana) Favorite authors/genres: Neil Gaiman. Kelly Sue DeConnick. Warren Ellis. Jacqueline Carey. I love fantasy, horror, scifi, cheesy paranormal smut books, young adult, etc. Here's my goodreads page for some ideas. Least favorite authors/genres: I wish I could get into classics more, but stuff like Pride and Prejudice bores the crap out of me. Books/authors you'd like to read, but haven't yet: Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury, Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman How do you feel about receiving gently used books as gifts? Love it. Favorite stores (including clothing stores): Lush, Top Shop, Aritzia, Atmosphere, Columbia, LuluLemon, Bench, Disney Store, H&M, Homesense. Favorite online stores (including B&B stores): most of these are on etsy: Elements and Artifacts LunaBlueBoutique BlackMilkClothing Keypers Cove Pretty Indulgent Villainess Blame Betty Magazines you subscribe to: none Magazines you like, but don't subscribe to: none Favorite movies: Oh man. I love, LOVE movies. Current top 5: Mad Max: Fury Road (like, it's a perfect film for me), Labyrinth, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight (ok, I'm cheating, but it's a great trilogy), Kill Bill Vol 1, Howl's Moving Castle and I'll sneak in Almost Famous under the radar. Favorite TV show(s): Currently airing: Mr. Robot, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Teen Wolf, Orphan Black, The 100, iZombie. Of all time: Buffy, Firefly, Sherlock, MadMen, Justified, Veronica Mars, Community and many more (I like me some netflix) Hobbies/crafts done: I don't really craft much. I don't have time Clothing & Jewelry Hair type: Super fine, above shoulders, and super lots off it. Currently dark brown with bleached ends. Skin Type: Very fair/combination dry and oily in patches Allergies (specifically B&B related): My skin is super sensitive, and it's hard to pin down what can make it react, but I find the more natural the product is, the less likely I am to have a reaction to it. Other things to avoid: see above and Body Lotion. I have waaayy to much and don't use it. Tub, shower or both? both, but I LUUURRVESS baths. Favorite bath & beauty products: LUSH: bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts, shower jellies massage bars (wiccy magic muscle bar is AMAZING), wtc. BPTP hair gloss and bath oils. PAINTBOX SOAPWORKS: her soap is incredible (I'm down to try other bath items too). LIP BALM. Clothing Style/Fave garments: love tights, cool pop culture tees (think RIPT), funky scarves, hoodies, yoga bottoms and tops, doc martens, running shoes, drape cardigans, tanks. Favorite clothing colors/colors to wear: black, choc brown, Jewel tones. Type(s) of jewelry worn: earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, nose rings - I love jewellery. Ring/wrist/collar size: 7-8 ring, 7" wrist, 18-20" necklace Jewelry - gold or silver? silver/white metal preferred but I do like rose/yellow/copper colours as well. Do you have any allergies to metal? yes, nickel allergies for my wrists, ears and fingers and my nose piercing is very sensitive (only titanium or gold). Favorite gemstones: garnet, amber, flourite, emerald, spinel, labradorite, Sock/Shoe Size: 9 Random Questions: - On a scale of 1-5, how organized are you? about a 3.5. I could be better. - Where, outside of the U.S. would you love to visit? (if you're international, this can be anywhere) I'd love to see Thailand, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Japan, Australia, Belize and Bali. I'd also love to see more of Canada - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and B.C -Where, inside of the U.S. would you love to visit? I'd love to see New Orleans, Chicago and Boston in the US. I'd love to stay in Montana and Arizona for long periods of time. -Favorite City in the US/World? I love Toronto, London and NYC. - Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age? My age mostly (when I'm sick, I regress to a 5 yr old) -If I gave you a toy gun with flashing lights, would you hide and start shooting people from around corners OR would you thank me on the IGI thread and then quietly donate it (a niece, Oxfam, Goodwill, wherever)? (there are no wrong answers for this, so don't be afraid to answer honestly) Not big on guns (even toy guns), so I'd probably thank you and find another home for it. - What animal do you feel like the most? cat. always very feline. - Your favorite feature about yourself: My laugh and my eyes. - Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere? Small town that feels like the middle of nowhere. -Have you ever thought, "oh, I'm going to get myself one of those one of these days" but then never do? List 1 under $10 and 1 over $10. Under $10? Funny apron for when I cook. Over $10? Nice set of watercolour pencils or calligraphy set. - How do you feel about boi witches? Awesome - Do you like garage sales (boot sales)? Yup. I love bargain hunting. - I like to slather my food in : tzatziki - State fairs or carnivals? Meh. The CNE is 3 hours away and the local fair kinda sucks. I'm sure a real state fair would be awesome though. - You throw caution to the wind and runaway to join a traveling circus. What job would you want ( a main performer, a side show, a behind the scenes spot, etc) and why? Lion tamer. Or Ring Master. - What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with? Elves. - Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. What do you choose? My favourite ring, the puzzle box my grandfather picked up while serving in the Korean War, a wine cork, lip balm (I am NEVER without balm and have an extra 10 stashed around my apartment), empty imps of my favourite bpals and my cell phone. - Do you need storage boxes/bottles/containers? Decorated or Plain? I love decorated boxes! And I can always use another ammo box for imps. - The world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Fly to NYC and eat an amazing meal after a day of shopping and sightseeing. Settle into my hotel suite with some very expensive champagne and (hopefully) Tom Hardy. - Do you like steampunk & if so what kind of steampunk item would you most like to receive? I think Steampunk is cool, but I know very little about it or what items I'd like. - Do you have an etsy shop? no. - Would you like to receive baked goods, if so what kind? I like baked goods, so something that would survive the border crossing if necessary. Like Fudge. - What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? no. Dear Witch: You are awesome!! Please know that this questionnaire is just meant to help you come up with some ideas. I am going to adore anything you send me and (hopefully) we'll both gain a new friend. Thanks so much! Pumpkin: pumpkin forever, yo. Alcohol: wine, beer (imported and microbreweries), cider, vodka, dark rum, coffee liquer… yah, I like booze. Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? I really liked the first 5 episodes but stopped watching. I love Eva Green and Josh Hartnett, so I will probably pick it up again. What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? I love both coffee and tea. I have a tassimo and use it daily. For tea, I love loose leaf and will try anything - but I love green, rooibos, chai, oolong, herbal etc. Teavana is a favourite but I love discovering new companies. What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? Dry humour. Sarcasm. Snark. Witty banter. Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc): I love old school stuff like Clue and Scrabble, and I LOVE Cards Against Humanity. Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? You know, I really can’t think of anything. Maybe chocolate covered insects. Or bug related in general. Plain or fun socks? Fun! I love crazy colours and patterns and animals and stuff. Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? Oh god - where to begin… languages, ancient civilizations, travel and culture, food, wire wrapping, soap making, animals, astrology, divination… anything really. What one thing you would like to do more of? Travel. And exercise. What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about? See above Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? I discovered Trader Joe’s cookie butter last year in NYC. It’s pure heaven. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? There’s no particular piece but I like Mucha, Degas, Van Gogh, Basquiat and Bosch. I’m also a huge pop culture fan and love looking for art from Mondo or Gallery 1988 as well as etsy. What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?) I’m not joining a circle and I’m most interested in (sorry about CAPS, just copying from announcement) GIVE ME THY BREATH, MY SISTER, LITTLE LADY MACBETH, MEUS AMOR AETERNUS (this one looks incredible), EN GARDE, MUDDY PUDDLES and ONCE UPON A TIME. OK, I totally caved and joined a circle and ordered decants/bottles of everything I wanted. I have no restraint. Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? I love scarves and mittens and leg warmers and handwarmers. Would you like anything from Lush? More like, what wouldn’t I like from Lush. I love lush, sooo much (wiccy magic muscle bars, shower jellies, bath bombs etc) Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Both!! SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you? A solid 5. I like spice and flavour with some heat. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? Rares: Antique Lace and Pinched with 4 Aces. I've managed to track down a 1/4 bottle of each but I would take any little bit at all. Also, TAL small batch of Seduction IX. I lost mine in my move and and I'm heartbroken. For GC's, Dorian and Snake Oil are the blends I reach for the most often and love the greatest. Analog or Digital? Or Both? Both. I collect vintage LP's and will pick up the odd CD at Value Village, but I love itunes and I paid for Spotify premium because I hate the ads and I like to be able to download my fave tracks to listen to offlline. What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....? I really, really want to try some NAVA but I find it so hard to navigate their website and understand their terminology - any kind of general catalog samples would be so appreciated. Haus of Gloi, the same (but I'm dying to try Ghost Puffs). Arcana isn't one that I've had great success with, and I've never tried Solstice or Possets. Do you have an affinity for any specific animals? Cats. I love cats. All kinds domestic or big game cats. Foxes (arctic, red and fennec), wolves, chickadees. I think squirrels are adorable. Kitchen Needs or Wants? I LOVE kitchen stuff. I love cooking. I could use a garlic press, cool tea towels (halloween theme SO welcome), and this is the greatest ladle EVER: nessie ladle Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? I love makeup, especially lip gloss, eye liner and eye shadow. I subscribe to ipsy and and I'm just getting into more name brands (like urban decay and lancome, etc) but thy can be super pricey so unless my Witch works at MAC or a beauty counter, I definitely don't expect it. I do like indie brands like geek chic cosmetics too, and if my Witch knows of a cool brad to intro me to, awesome. I'm down with fun colours and sparkle and really anything aside from yellow shades (too pale). Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? I like chocolate and love milk and dark over white. I don't have any particular brands I must have, but I'd love to try things not available in Canada. I like nuts and toffee and peanut butter or fruit mixed in with my chocolate as well. Caramel/chocolate is one thing I'm not crazy about. Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? NOPE. Fave time of the year. Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or otherswag? No thank you. What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles? I did join a circle, but I have a few that I would love to try that had to be cut for budget reasons, and decants are fine Départ Pour Le Sabbat (Aufbruch Zum Hexensabbat), The Witches’ Rout (the Carcass), La Femme de Satan, Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookie, Samhain, Sugar Skull 2015, Apple I. What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year? I adore scary movies. I tend to prefer intense thrillers and comedy horror over torture porn (think Hostel, Saw, The Hills Have Eyes remakes). I love to watch Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream series, Sinister, Insidious, the Conjuring, Evil Dead series, The Cabin in the Woods, The Faculty and the Crow as well as Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic and the Nightmare Before Christmas around Halloween. I always take a 5 day break from work around Halloween, just to watch horror flicks and eat candy and de-stress before my job goes nuclear at Christmas. Blu-ray or DVD? Blu-ray or dvd is fine, I can play both. Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? PS3 and Nintendo 2DS. I don't game on my laptop. Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? I don't know if I'm dressing up yet, so I'm going to say no. Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles? I always like messenger and tote bags. Big enough to carry my iPad Air is good, or to be used for reusable shopping bags. What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? Currently my fav fandoms are Mad Max: Fury Road, Orphan Black, The 100, Marvel (Movies and MCU - specifically Black Widow, Agent Carter tv/movies but Hawkeye(s), Captain Marvel for comic verse). I would love cool stuff on etsy for these fandoms or anything you think I'd love. (I have a big Funko Pop Figure and Action figure collection, so maybe just not those or have a mod ask me if you're concerned I might already own it). What are you planning to order from the Weenies update? I ordered some bottles and decants from my decantress, but anything else I really wanted to try I listed above. The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!) I've never actually been to a Ren Faire, so if there is something you'd think I'd enjoy, than sure! Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? I LOVE comics. Massively. One GN I'm super eager to read is this one (doesn't have to be a brand new copy; if you can find a gently used verson for cheap, go for it) Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? I love fic, and write it. You can check out my stuff here (be warned, it's often angsty and sometimes has adult/NSFW situations) to get an idea of what I dig. I join Yuletide every year on Ao3. Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!) My BPAL wishlist is in my signature and I've got an etsy one in my blog. I don't have an amazon one, my pinterest is purely black milk. I will try to make one for thinkgeek and sephora and list them in my blog asap. BPAL is up to date, etsy is not (I'll fix tonight). Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot. I love emerald green, burgandy/wine, dark purple, soft grey, and deepest black. Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? Whatever my Witch can afford. Shipping can be expense. I love getting some little ones and I love receiving a big one. Whatever works for you (I love e-cards and emails and ninja messages too) For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)? Of course!!! I love it when anyone helps to support local/indie merchants and shops. If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? Lush, Disney Store, Aritzia, lululemon, Sephora, Roots, Northface, Anthropologie, Top Shop, Bench, H&M, Chapters. Subscription Boxes: Currently just ipsy, but I'm trying out randomfandom box for October, because Mad Max: Fury Road. Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) I loved my ikea garlic press that recently died after over a decade of use. We just went a few months ago and I bought pillows, callax units for the lp collection, and a bunch of other stuff too. Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? Incense is a huge no (headache central for me and the boy) and I love candles but, but my other half has a TBI and he's super sensitive to smells. I had scentsy but that was event to much for him. I'll have to say no since some scents are ok and others are completely no for him (I wouldn't want it to go to waste). Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? I picked up everything I desperately wanted, but I'd love to try decants/testers of the peaches. Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? Wishlist is updated in my signature **The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? Copper is fine! I have a massive jewellery collection (I worked for 2 Canadian retail jewellery stores for years, the sister sold Stella&Dot, etc). I love all types - fun, loud and statement styles as well as understated and classic. Copper is cool as well. We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? Both are fine - but I am in a small apartment so space is limited. Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? I love journals, specifically handmade ones. Pens are always welcome. Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? I've never shopped on Sock Dreams before. I love a pair of fuzzy, soft warm boot socks (Canadian Winters). Bright colours and patterns are welcome. I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? Gummies, chocolate, sweet or sour. Caramel in small doses is ok. How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. No thank you. Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? I don't think this is available in my area. How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? I'm such a stuffed animal lover. I have 3 from squishables (Werewolf, Arctic Fox and Grey Kitten). I have some Funko stuffys of Thor and Captain America. I'm a big kid who still collects toys (action figures) as well as high end statues and collectibles. I have some Every After High dolls (Madeline Hatter and Cerise Hood) too. Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL? I watched for a bit. I'm interested in trying the perfume, but it's not something likely need a bottle of. Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)? 5'6. No idea about span. How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? I think in order of connection for me it's : Air, Water, Fire and Earth. Air and Water are for sure my strongest connections. How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? Definitely Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? Scarves, gloves, fingerless mitts and wristlets. how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? No thank you. What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? Everything. I LOVE PBS. I've only had her soap, but I'm so interested in trying her scrubs. All soaps and scrubs are welcome, any scents. If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? Hang. I have cats, so sitting frames are not practical How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? sure! Are you a slatherer or a dabber? SLATHERER. Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. I have an plastic tea maker from Teaopia that is great. I'd love a travel tumbler specifically for tea. I pretty much love all teas, but herbal citrus blends (perfect for iced tea) are my current loves. I don't sweeten my teas aside from the odd bit of honey. Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it? Honeyleaf sounds wonderful. I love villainess soaps and my absolute favourite item they make is the Smack. I haven't bought one in years because of the shipping fees. How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? No thank you Are there any flowers you especially like? Lilac, lavender are my two faves. Not a big flower fan. Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar. Cozies for my coffee or tea cups are awesome. Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"? Halloween decorations are always welcome. Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example. Sure. Bookmarks are always loved. I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? I love handmade journals. What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? I don't really do CD's anymore - spotify playlists are great though! Are you interested in leg warmers at all? Yup. Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .? Scary with some cute. I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? I don't think so - I rarely have time to play what games I have on my PS3. Thanks though! Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? I'm planning on doing both. NaNoWriMo - Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? I'd LOVE to do NaNo, but November is a such a busy time of work for me. I tend to focus on participating in Yuletide instead. Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. I love beeswax lip balms and candles and use only honey or maple syrup as natural sweeteners (I'm lucky to have an apiary down the road from my Mother's house and my cousin taps the maple trees on his property). How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? I just got a mad max themed one for my boyfriends car, and I don't drive so I think we're ok. Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of? No real phobia's but I really dislike bugs. Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? EVERYTHING. It's an AMAZING update. My faves are: At Midnight With a Pumpkin Light, Chocolate Pumpkin Bath Oil, MPF 13 Hair Gloss, October Claw Polish and the Second Spring Claw Polish. Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? I've never tried! Patterns look excellent. I'd for sure try it out. Do you like or want to try Marmite? No thank you. Some folks have already said they do not want used nail polish. If you haven't already chimed in about that... would you be interested in a bottle of BPTP claw polish (in this case, either Event Horizon or Baku) that has been used for one manicure? Once used is fine Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of? Hmmm... Antique Lace for always and I'm still upset I don't have a bottle of Tintagel, or imps of Yvaine or Nocnitsa. Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of? Nothing that I can think of at the moment. Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update? I've never dried Blooddrop before, but in the Halloween scents I like: Spellbound, Creatures of the Night, Ankou and Paris in Fall. Just decants though, since I've never tried this brand before. How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings? OMG yes. I LOVE to cook and I'm always into trying our new flavours and exotic spices. Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com (https://shirocosmetics.com) POP CULTURE MAKEUP?? Oh god this will be a LONG list (I'm so sorry) The Well-Organized Mind shadow No yet so Damaged shadow Felix Felices lip gloss Every Flavour lip gloss red in my ledger gloss glowstick of destiny shadow cognitive recalibration shadow lingered in twilight shadow ANYTHING from the Super Collective shadow collection Any of the miyizaki tinted balms WISHLISTS: ETSY WISHLIST--- sorry, I hate amazon so I don't have a wishlist their (horrible customer service experience, have refused to shop there for 5 years but I don't begrudge anyone from shopping there - to each their own ) SEPHORA THINKGEEK
  10. SnowWhiteMoon

    2015 Halloween Switch Witch Help

    This is where I'll put all the in-thread questions to keep things easy for my witch to find! Also, where I'll put my wishlist links so they'll also be easy to find. Amazon Wishlists: http://amzn.com/w/132WN9NAK2OPE Etsy Wishlists: https://www.etsy.com/people/stormmoonpress/favorites BPAL Wishlist: http://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/?p=2548002 ***** Alcohol: I tend to lean toward vodkas and liqueurs. I don't like beer at all. I mean it. No. Absolutely not. I'm also not a fan of grape wines. Love cherry wine, though! I've never had mead, and my exposure to cider has been limited. I like things on the sweet side. Pumpkin: Unless it's homemade pumpkin bread, no, thank you. I hate pumpkin 'flavored' things. Yech. Want anything from Yellowstone? I'm always happy to try/receive things from places I'm not from! Especially edibles like jams. I love cooking with jams! Decorating: We don't tend to decorate so much as accumulate. I dunno. We just wind up collecting things we find cute or beautiful. Things that speak to us in one way or another. Fantasy type things or owls or snow leopards or clouded leopards or Sandman stuff... We have an eclectically decorated home. Anyone who wants to see pictures of our home can becomes friends with me on Facebook. I have a lot of photos up there of pets, family, home... it's just locked to Friends. Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? No. Just... no. >.> What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? I'm a black tea fan. Hate coffee. Caffeine is fine. I tend to drink tea in bags because I have nothing to prepare loose tea in. I've only really had Twinings tea, so I'm happy to try others! Not a big fan of flavored teas. I just love plain, black tea. What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? I have a dry, sardonic sense of humor. I'm not a fan of slapstick. Some of my favorite comedians are Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan, Kathy Griffin, early George Carlin, Bo Burnham, Eddie Izzard, Trevor Noah, and John Stewart. Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc) Yes, we do! We do have several traditional board games like Monopoly and Life and Candyland (don't laugh!). We also have all of the card games like Fluxx, Cards Against Humanity, and Munchkin (keep meaning to get Red Shirts). I've never played things like Settlers of Catan, but I've hears it's fun and that I would enjoy it, so it is something I'd like to have. Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? Scarves, bar soaps, hats, gloves, socks (I HATE things on my feet >.>), nothing with latex, or face makeup that isn't from MAC, Urban Decay, or Makeup Geek (don't say that to be a snob, but I have skin issues and so far, those are the ONLY three companies I don't have reactions to). Plain or fun socks? No socks, please! I hate socks. In fact, I hate shoes and socks. I wear flip flops when I have to leave the house, but inside the house, barefoot all the time. I hate my feet being covered. I dunno why, but it drives me nuts! Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? Canning and pickling/fermenting are about all I can think of at the moment. What one thing you would like to do more of? Cooking, baking, and just crafting in general. I'm just so tired all the time now! *~*~*~* Edited 9/25 Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? No. Not my thing at all. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? I'm very partial to photographs of decaying infrastructure and buildings like and http://bit.ly/1LBey25. I've also loved John Henry Fuseli's The Nightmare and Pieter Brueghel's The Triumph of Death since I was eight or nine and saw them in my mother's copies of Time Life's Enchanted World books. Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? As nice as that sounds, no, thank you. I have a lot of cats, and such items would either be destroyed by them or be magnets for their fur. I also can't think of a situation where I'd use such items. Would you like anything from Lush? I have never tried anything from Lush. I'm not a bar soap user, though. I know they have other stuff, so I'm open to trying things so long as they don't contain scent notes I can't stand! Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Either! Spicy stuff? No. I am not a spicy food/flavor fan. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? GC: Dorian; LE: Snow White 2004, Midwinter's Eve 2004 Analog or Digital? Or Both? Both. I have a Kindle, but I love print books, too. What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc...? I haven't tried anything but BPAL. Affinity for specific animals: I love snow leopards, clouded leopards, and otters. My partner adores anything with owls. We all love anything with cats/kittens. Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? I tend to prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate on the lighter end of dark. I also don't usually like chocolate with things in it other than almonds, coconut, or salt. Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? Not at all! Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? I do wear it, but I'm very particular on brands due to sensitivities (I'm immunosuppressed due to autoimmune diseases). I wear MAC, Urban Decay, and Makeup Geek. I tend toward the warmer shades. Please don't get mascara or eyeliners as I cannot wear them (like... literally, cannot, they hurt my eyes). I love lipstick, though! Love it. What's your favorite scary movie? Ooo... I like The Others, The Conjuring, The Exorcist, The Lost Boys, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, The Haunting (1963 version), The Bad Seed, Poltergeist, Zombieland... I don't like slasher or tortureporn or body horror films like Martyrs or Sinister or Thanatomorphose or the Saw films. What items from the Weenie update interest you? Would you be OK with decants or bottles? I'm running a decant circle, so I'll be able to try just about everything in order to narrow down what will work for me. Usually, BPAL's Halloween scents never work for me, but this year's are speaking to me due to how many apple-based blends there are. Blu-ray or DVD? DVD Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? Xbox 360, PS2, and PCs. Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? Nope, not dressing up. Not my thing. I just hand out the candy. Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? I have been eyeing this bag on eBay for months now: http://ebay.to/1NTN0FQ. What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? I don't mind receiving items from fandom favorites. My fandoms include Sailor Moon (have loved it, the Outer Senshi--Haruka/Sailor Uranus and Michiru/Sailor Neptune--specifically, since I was 13), Lord of the Rings/Silmarillion (specifically Elven related items, though I do own all the books Tolkien and his son published in relation to Middle-Earth... and please, no Hobbit movie related merchandise as that movie gives me a tic... really... I hate those movies with a Tolkien purist's passion), Labyrinth, Angel Sanctuary, Death Note, Loveless, Dragon Age (specifically Fenris-centric >.>), The Crow, The Shining (though nothing Kubrick related as I don't like his interpretation of King's work), and Gaiman's Sandman (from the original run when Dream was all dark and brooding! -- love anything Endless). Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? I love manga/yaoi, and I've adored things like Sandman and The Crow. Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? I used to write it. A lot. I wrote in Sailor Moon (mainly Haruka/Michiru or Haruka/Usagi) and Lord of the Rings (I did nothing but Elf-slash). I also wrote a couple pieces of Brimstone fanfic waaaay back when. I'm also a fan of Anita Blake slash (mainly Aubrey/Asher or Asher/Jean-Claude), Vampire Chronicles (Louis/Lestat, Louis/Armand, Armand/David, Armand/Marius), and Labyrinth (Jareth/Toby). I'm a slash fan! Shameless about it, too. Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? I like a couple of smaller packages and cards and one larger one at the end (it's also how I tend to give, too). Little things to brighten a day, and then a big 'Happy Halloween, Witchee!' sort of thing at the end to bring a huge grin to their faces. Ultimately, though, I leave it in the hands of my Witch! Whatever makes them happy will make me happy. Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) I... have never been into an IKEA. I own nothing from IKEA. However, I do know they have Lingonberry juice, and I would kill for some of that (I'm Swedish on my mother's side and love Lingonberries). If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? I don't go to the mall. Ever. If I have to, it's for something very specific I can't get online. I hate shopping in brick and mortar stores, and malls--to me--are the worst. I also have a question: Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)? I have Julep and Naturebox. I tried Birchbox and didn't like it, and I've had a couple of Japanese-centric ones, but had to discontinue them due to finances. Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? I can't use tarts due to cat hazards, don't like incense due to giving me asthma attacks and the husband-thing migraines, but I LOVE Yankee Candles. My favorite scents of theirs are Mistletoe, Christmas Tree, Autumn Leaves, MacIntosh Apple, and Red Apple Wreath. I tend to just love the cinnamon, clove, piney, cold scents best. Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? Luckily, I was able to get a fairy to do a pick up for me, so I did get everything I was interested in! Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? Nope! Nothing I haven't gotten to try, but several I wish I had bottles of, Embalming Fluid being the topmost. We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? I don't have much space left on shelves, but I have plenty of space left on the walls! *~*~*~* Edited 9/30 Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? I love Post-It Notes. I can't get enough of them. I also love felt tip pens like these and disposable fountain tip pens like these. Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? Already there was a question about Renn Faire, but Faire also has an abundance of wonderful socks! Tell me all your sock wishes! I hate socks. Please, please, no socks. I have some sort of aversion to covering my feet. Seriously. My podiatrist says it's an actual thing. I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? I love gummy candies, sour candies. I adore Runts. Chewy Spree. Milk chocolate paired with coconut or hazelnut. Dark chocolate paired with coconut. I don't like sugar-free candy. How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. I'm fine with animal products, though I don't really have much use for them? Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? As long as they do take away, I'd be fine with it! We don't go out, but we do bring home food a lot! Copper jewelry? No, thank you. I'm allergic to copper. How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? I love stuffed cats, clouded leopards, or snow leopards, and my partner adores everything owls. How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? I'm very connected to Earth and Water. How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? I have bento boxes, and I never use them. -.-; So, I don't need any more. Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? No, thank you! How do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? Not very interested. What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? I took a look, but nothing really appealed. If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? Frame that hangs would be best. I have plenty of wall space, not much shelf space left. I'm pretty open to color and style. We're a very eclectic household decorating-style. How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? I am NOT a fan of marshmallows, but the macarons look delicious! Are you a slatherer or a dabber? I'm more of an inbetweener. Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. I like black tea, and I've not ventured much beyond Twining's English Breakfast. I'm not fond of flavored teas, so if you, dear Witch, would like me to try a variety of unflavored black teas from your favorite companies--loose leaf or bagged--I'm more than happy to give them a whirl! Is there anything from ThinkGeek that you want? Only a couple things: this and this and this. *~*~*~* Edited 10/9 Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it? I've looked at their stuff before, but I don't tend to like bar soaps or anything like that. Most of these types of products have ingredients that leave my skin itching post-shower. How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? No, thank you. I wouldn't really use anything like that, sorry! Are there any flowers you especially like? I love lilies, especially Calla Lilies--not the scent, though, but the flowers themselves. I also find jasmine to be beautiful. Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn or fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar? Mmm, no, I don't think so. I can't see myself using anything like that. Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"? I wouldn't mind Halloween/Samhain themed ornaments or bunting! I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? No, thank you! I'm more of a Post-It hound than a journal hound. >.> What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? Nothing in particular, really. The only season where my music changes is Yule. Are you interested in leg warmers at all? No! Oh, no, please, no. Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque...? A mix of cutesy, folksy, and Gothic. Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget, like a cover or a light for example? I don't mind bookmarks. It would keep me from dogearing my print editions. >.> I would want something substantial that would last, though! I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? No, thank you. We already have it for the console system. But, dude, Portal has a board game? I may need to look into that for the husband-thing for Yule! Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? Nope! Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. While I am not morally opposed, I'm allergic to beeswax products, and I don't like the taste of honey. How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? I don't use bumper stickers, but I wouldn't mind car magnets! I just don't like putting things on my car that I can't take off safely and easily without messing up my paint. NaNo: Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? No, thanks. I'm not participating. It's just not something that has ever interested me. Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of? Umm... no? *laughs* I don't think my Witch will be sending me anything that would cross over into phobia territory. Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? I did order two bottles the night they went live: Moonbathing and Starlight & Seaspray. I was also on the fence about Blood Sangria, but didn't order it due to finances (I'm at an event this weekend, so money was tight for us). I was also interested in the October atmo spray, Delayed At Ingolstadt Air Field atmo spray, October claw polish, Pumpkin Spice Everything claw polish, and maybe The Unquiet Grave claw polish (it annoys me the Trading Post never shows swatches of the polish itself, just the bottles). But, I'm not a hair gloss or bath oil gal, so my interest in the update is pretty limited. Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? No, thank you. I've looked at Jamberry, but I do so much crafting and work with my hands that my nails are always in a state of disaster. These would be a waste on me. Do you like or want to try Marmite? No, thank you. Used nail polish & cosmetics? I don't mind used nail polish, but if it's used cosmetics, it needs to be one of the brands I can tolerate, and a type I can sanitize like pressed eyeshadow, lipstick, lip pencil, or eyeshadow stick. Things that can be sharpened to reveal unused product or sanitized with alcohol. Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of? Original Pisces. Strength. D'Anjou Pear Single Note. Hurricane. Grr!. Jester. Puck. Storm. Oh, how I miss these! Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of? Post-It notes. I use these all the time, and I'm always running out. Circle band-aids, latex free. Alcohol pads. I use an injectable medication once a week, and I check my blood sugar daily, so I'm always running out of the little latex free circle band-aids and alcohol pads. You'd think I'd remember to buy them more regularly, but I always forget until I'm pretty much out of them. Blooddrop update: I've never really tried Blooddrop before, but looking over their Halloween/Autumn update, the following caught my eye: Apples & Bones and Misfortune. Looking through the rest of the available perfumes... A Venerable Pair, Fabulous Golden, Overalls in the Orchard, and Quite A Handful are about it that appeal.
  11. LexieBlom

    Switch Witch forum questions:

    Pumpkin?: I love pumpkin flavors, but am particular about pumpkin scented things. Booze?: Absolutely! Any and every kind. I run an alcoholic cupcakery from my kitchen, so I'm always looking for new things to try. Yellowstone?: Sure, no idea what they offer though. Never been there! Decorating?: Unfortunately, I'm in the process of moving to a new country, so I don't really have the option of decorating right now. Coffee/Tea?: I love both. I prefer coffee to be whole bean, light roast and tea to be in sachets and prefer black flavored tea. Sense of humor?: Tends to be dark and horribly inappropriate. Board games?: All day every day! My favorites are MtG, Fall of Pompeii, 7 Wonders and Exploding Kittens. Shoutouts to Gloom and Flux as well. Do NOT want to receive?: Used makeup/nailpolish. It kind of freaks me out. Plain or fun socks?: Either! But i'm a sucker for black lace and fishnet. What would you like to learn about?: I'm studying occult theology, so anything based around that. I'd really LOVE to learn about Tarot and the like. What would you like to do more of?: Archery! i love it, but only get to the course about once a month. Also, any Steam games will fill plenty of time. Steam name: Elliex or GrahznyVonnyBum Would you like cookie butter?: YES YES YES! There isn't a Trader Joes anywhere around here. Art that speaks to you?: I LOVE old antique photos/postcards and paper dolls. I am also a fan of anything morbid, death, or occult related. Any BPAL/BPTP Lilith items?: I would LOVE to try En Garde and Blood and Judgement So Well Commedled Crochet items?: I'm a huge fan of Elf Hoods and big, flowy scarfs. Lush?: I love Lush! Bathbombs are my life. Handmade or Store-bought?: Either! I tend to thrift-shop anyway, so used/handmade items have never bothered me much except with makeup. Spice tolerance?: Sriracha makes everything better, so on a scale of 1-10 i'd say maybe a 6. Other perfume companies?: I'm not hugely into any other brands, honestly. A lot of them bother my skin. BPAL Holy Grail?: Either Mort De Cesar or layered Voodoo/Snake Oil Animal Affinity?: Definitely octopus. I love all things tentacles. Kitchen needs?: Not a ton, honestly. Chocolate?: I'm a huge fan of milk chocolate, and my favorite brand is Marabou, though I'm happy with any. Halloween Items?: HALLOWEEN IS MY FAVORITE. But, I tend to lean towards halloween things I can use all year round. I'm not a huge fan of the cutesy-cheesy stuff, though. Bat Conservation?: Oooo, I'd love some batswag! That pin is adorable. Favorite Scary Movie?: I like dark/morbid musicals. Repo!, The Devils Carnival, Little Shop of Horrors, RHPS, etc. Weenies?: i am super curious about Dead Leaves and Tobacco, Disappointing Pencil and Vampire Bride. DVD?: I actually download most of my movies. Game System?: PC! I've listed my steam name above. Halloween Costume Accessories?: Yes actually! I'm going as "Cruella Won" and am looking to get my hands on as many Dalmatian beanie babies as possible. Bags?: Anything from Kreepsville, Betsy Johnson, etc. I like bright colors and creepy themes. Fandom?: I'm a Studio Ghibli junkie. Comics or Graphic Novels?: I am always looking for new comics. I like dark and morbid, or ridiculously funny. Super Tranny is a favorite. Wishlists?: ETSY WISHLIST BPAL WISHLIST PINTEREST Dragoncon?: I REALLY wanted to try Dragon w/a Llama Mohawk, but couldn't get a fairy. :/ GC Curiosity?: I really want to try Fighter from RPG and Streets of Detroit from OLLA. I don't know if those are strictly GC, tho. Socks?: I love socks! Lacey, fishnet, black/white/nude are what i generally lean towards, but i'm happy with anything! Candy?: I tend to like hard candies that I can suck on for a while, and lean away from fruity stuff. I usually like butterscotch, chocolates, etc. Also, sunflower seeds. I know it's not candy, but any flavored sunflower seeds are my favorite snack food, ever. Animal products?: I collect oddities! Bones, taxidermy, furs, jewelry, you name it and I promise I have some of it. Always looking to add to my collection. Restaurant Gift Cert.?: I'm not hugely into eating out, unfortunately. Toys?: Dalmatian Beanie Babies for my halloween costume! Eclipse BPAL?: OMG i need it so badly. But my witch is UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES required to spend that much money on me. Height/Arm Span?: 5'2, 49.0 Bentos?: I adore bento boxes! Hanging/Standing Art?: Unfortunately, since I'm moving soon, there isn't much point in any large pieces of art. Soap?: Definitely! I love soaps and scrubs and lotions and things. Gourmet Marshmallows?: Oh my glob, I didn't even know these were a thing. I need Guinness marshmallows in my life. Dabber/Slather?: Dabbing, usually. Tea?: Top 3 - Rooibos, Earl Grey, unflavored Black and I prefer bagged(cause i'm lazy as shit.) Villainess?: Not really a huge fan, a lot of their stuff bothers my skin. Duct Tape Crafts?: I've never been hugely into ductape, but wouldn't be opposed either. Favorite Flowers?: Gerbera Daisys and Alstroemeria Electronic Cozies?: Not much I need, really. I have cases for most of my things, except my Nintendo 3DS Halloween/DotD/Bunting?: Sure! I'm all about Halloween Book Accessories?: Not much I can think of that I need. Music?: I like a lot of electroswing recently, like The Diablo Swing Orchestra. Leg Warmers?: Totally! I love wearing them under boots. Halloween style?: Somewhere between scary/grotesque and everyday/practical goth. Martian?: I do plan on seeing it, but never read the book. NaNo?: Not participating, and not super interested. Honey/Beeswax?: I LOVE honey sticks for tea, and honeycomb as a snack. Beeswax I use quite often, as well. Car Gear?: I don't actually have a car, or drive. Discontinued BPAL?: Antique Lace, Utrennyaya, Vechernyaya, and Tobacco Honey! Anything you can use more of?: Sharpies! I go through them at work like no one's business. Marmite?: No thank you. Used Nail Polish?: Nope. Sorry, like stated above, used beauty product freak me out. Jamberry?: Working in the food industry, it's impossible to keep my nails nice, so Jamberry would go to waste on me. :/ Blooddrop?: Nothing really calls to me. Spices?: OH YES PLEASE.
  12. recklesslysober

    Switch Witch 2015

    Welcome, Wonderful Witch! I'll update this post throughout the round with answers to the questions in the Switch Witch thread! Pumpkin? No pumpkin for me please! I don't like actual pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, PSL.. I don't like pumpkin scents or pumpkin flavor (real or artificial). I don't really like orange for decorating, even for Halloween, but I do like pumpkin shaped decor if it's in metallic or neutral colors or made of natural looking materials like wood or fabric. Pumpkin shaped edibles are also great! Booze? Probably not a good idea for International mailing or customs.. Which is fine because I'm not a big drinker anyway. I enjoy the occasional glass of wine or a light, fruity beer but that's it. Yellowstone? I don't collect any souvenirs but HUCKLEBERRY, always yes. I have very fond memories of huckleberry picking (and eating) as a child. Would love jam, syrup, preserves, BPAL/BPTP. Just know that if there are any huckleberry things in the Weenies that I will have bought it instantly for myself. For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all? I drink occasionally, but not enough to keep much on hand. I still have beers that I bought myself a month ago.. Friends usually bring their own favorite drinks when they come over, and we have enough that people have given us to last us a long time. Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? Never heard of it. I mostly just watch Netflix or shows that get recommended to me. What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? Coffee isn’t for me – I can't really do caffeine.. it just makes me jittery and emotionally unstable. So no black teas, green teas, white teas, etc. I do drink herbal teas and rooibos teas, which are both caffeine free. I’m into peppermint and chamomile. Not a huge fan of licorice or cinnamon. I definitely love trying new kinds though.. if you have local teas that you love, please send them along!! Loose or bagged is great. Hot cocoa is delicious, but I don’t do cider. I mentioned this in my questionnaire but please also make sure there are no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, etc. – thank you! I’ve got all the gadgets I need. I don’t like DAVIDsTEA – most of them have artificial flavors. I haven’t tried many brands other than the big ones, so whatever small, local ones you come across would be so awesome! What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? Sarcastic, dry, ironic, self-deprecating, witty. Love puns, love play on words even more. Moderately dirty. I LOVE George Carlin, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Peretti, and Iliza Schlesinger. Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc) Yes! Love board games. I recently got Codenames which is a new one this year that I HIGHLY recommend to everyone. It’s perfect for all levels of gamer (even people who say they hate board games) and really fun with larger groups – everyone that I’ve played it with loved it. Just ordered both editions of Exploding Kittens so I'm good on that front. We also have Three Cheers for Master and all of the editions of Hive. Munckins is a big hit around here too. We have the original (with expansions 4-5 but we could use 2, 3, 6, 7, 8) and we also have Munchkin Quest (and Munchkin Quest 2), and Munchkin Zombies (we have all of the expansions). I've never played Cards Against Humanity but I'd be up for trying it! We don’t really have the patience for those epic games that take a lot of time to set up, teach, and play. That being said, if you think you might know something I'd love, give it a shot! I'll always try new things out. I also LOVE puzzles. I’ve done a few of the Eurographics ones recently and I love those because they have non-typical piece shapes. Ones I already have: The Kiss (Der Kuss) by Gustav Klimt, Sunset on the Pacific Coast, and Canoes on the Lake (I like their landscape photographs). The top one on my wishlist is the Eurographics version of Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907 by Gustav Klimt (I had so much fun putting together the other one of his that I have!) and after that probably their Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? Anything with artificial fragrance/flavor/color/sweeteners, skincare, cosmetics, nail polish, bath & body & hair things (other than BPTP stuff, that's always welcome). I probably wouldn't get much use out of any of those things. Thanks for understanding! Plain or fun socks? Either! I like soft, comfy ones for lounging around. Just no toe socks please. Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? Pretty much ANYTHING! I love to hear about what other people are into. Surprise me! What one thing you would like to do more of? Travel probably! What are some things that fascinate you? Science, humanity, psychology, social media, nature. It doesn't take much to fascinate me.. Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? Never tried it. I'm not sure that it would be my thing, but I would definitely give it a shot.. as long as it was just basic whole food ingredients. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? I don't have any particular pieces I like but I do love art that is more of a social commentary and has some aspect of irony or paradox - think Banksy's graffiti, or movies like Fight Club, TV shows like Black Mirror, etc. I like dystopian and fantasy/sci-fi because it takes me to the edge of certain features of humanity in a really interesting way. What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?) Hmm.. nothing from the BPAL Liliths - none of them really spoke to me. From BPTP I have a couple I like.. but I'm pretty sure I'll just add a bottle or two to my Weenie order. I would not say no to backups of The Worst Pillow though! Do you want to receive knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? Would love either! I am absolutely OBSESSED with these Outlander inspired fingerless gloves that Claire wears in the show (I am also obsessed with the show itself - can't wait for the next season). I could use some boot cuffs! I prefer infinity scarves or cowls to regular scarves. Hats are tricky, but the newsboy style seems to work best on me. I think I have a few things on my Etsy favorites. I mostly wear neutral colors so grey is ideal, but I also like navy and muted, dusty blues and purples. I tend to like solid colors rather than multicolored pieces. Up for anything else at your discretion, whatever you think I might like. Would you like anything from Lush? No, thank you! Lush is not for me at all. I have really sensitive skin so I don't use much of anything in the bath. I do sometimes use BPTP bath oil on my skin after I get out. Also if you have a brand that you like, I'd love any salts, fizzy things, melts.. as long as there are no artificial fragrances (fragrance, parfum on the label), dyes, or irritating ingredients. Basically if you can read and understand the ingredients without a chemistry degree, I can probably use it! Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Either! I'll be so happy with anything. I also have been trying to support smaller, independent companies who use really great natural ingredients, so if there are any local brands you like I'd be happy to try them out! SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you? Probably 6-7. I like heat but not so much that my taste buds burn off. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? I don't really have one.. I like variety and much prefer trying new things. Links to my favorites, the bottles I have, and every scent I've tried are in my signature! Analog or Digital? Or Both? Mostly analog, but digital is good too. I don't have an e-reader but I have a smartphone that I sometimes use to read on my commute. What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....? I've had my hands (and drawers) full with just BPAL/BPTP so I'm good on other companies! I tend to stick to one brand for most things because I like having uniformity and it keeps shopping simple. Do you have an affinity for any specific animals? Pandas, mostly the cute cartoon ones! Kitchen Needs or Wants: Do you need (or want) anything for your kitchen, either in the way of simple gadgets, supplies you always run out of, or never remember to get, kitchen decor (functional or purely decorative), or dry goods like special spices or spice blends? We have a small kitchen and I like to keep things simple so I'll say no on the gadgets. We have most of the typical North American/European spices but if there are some interesting local or other international blends you love, I'd be happy to try anything! Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? I do wear and love makeup, but since I have sensitive skin I'm pretty picky about brands. My favorites are Red Apple Lipstick and Alima Pure. I do have some Bite Beauty things and some stuff from Shiro. Loose minerals with basic ingredients are usually okay. As always, if you have any indies or local things that you think I might like, send away! I usually wear very neutral colors like taupes, greys, and muted purples on the eyes and dusty mauves, plums, and roses on my lips and cheeks. Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? I LOVE chocolate. Pretty much any kind.. milk, white (probably my favorite), dark. I love it all. I'll try almost any flavor, filling, mix. Except banana, I really don't like banana flavored things. Also please no artificial flavors/colors (and please no "sugar free" chocolates with artificial sweeteners - they upset my stomach..). Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? We're not huge on decorating with Halloween stuff and I'm not a fan of the mass produced disposable knick knack thing.. but Halloween themed consumables or wrapping, sure! And I'm always up for handmade things from small local businesses or if you're crafty and want to make something go for it! What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? Well.. Veronica Mars obviously, Sherlock (BBC - my SO is very jealous of the Cumberbatch, and rightly so..), Mad Men (specifically Joan.. I love her style and that pen necklace that she wears is adorable), Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter. I probably lean more towards wearables and functional things for swag: T-shirts (probably a size large), keychains, mugs, accessories, etc. or anything else you see that's awesome - I like minimalist art too and I love the really witty, sarcastic quotes. What are you planning to order from the Weenies update? Ordered Second Spring and Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vanilla, and Myrrh. I think that's it for me for the BPAL update but I'm patiently waiting for BPTP goodies so I can order my Liliths. I'm open to trying anything you think I might like though if you have decants you want to pass on. The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!) I've never been to a Renaissance Faire and have no idea what wares might be sold at such things. Use your best judgement, dear Witch. I don't like huge amounts of clutter but I have a couple boxes for little treasures if there's something that catches your eye! Consumables are always great too. Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? Not much of a comic reader. Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? I've never sought it out myself but I'd definitely be open to reading anything if my Witch likes to write! Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!) All of my wishlists are in my signature, on the blog, or in the spreadsheet. And they're all up to date! Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot. I'm into greys, black, navy, or muted jewel tones like a dusty mauve kind of color. Think neutrals. I like either solid colors or only 2-3 colors. Not super into the multicolor thing. I do like the different details and more complicated knitted patterns but nothing super frilly and no tassles or fringe. Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? I'll leave this up to my Witch's discretion! Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) We got a ton of Ikea stuff when we moved recently so I'm set on this! I do love things from small, independent companies, especially ones that aren't local. If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? I usually head to Banana Republic - I get all of my work clothes from there and I'm new to the office environment so I'm still building my work wardrobe. Other than for clothing, I mostly shop online now. I also have a question: Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)? I don't. I haven't found one I'd like and I'm usually pretty picky with skincare/makeup/haircare/bath & body because I have sensitive skin. Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? I'm not huge into tarts or candles - B&BW scents and those types of fragrance heavy brands always give me a headache. We usually burn unscented tea lights in an oil warmer but I have lots of those stocked up. I'm hoping that someday the Post will do tealights.. I'd be all over that! Incense I do like and prefer natural scents (essential oils). I like warm scents like sandalwood, vanilla, amber. Open to other types too though! Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? Nope, I got most of the ones I was really interested in but I'm always up for trying decants of anything. Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? I've tried most of the ones I was really curious about, but there are a few that I'd just like to test and see what they smell like - those are on my wishlist. Especially curious about a couple of unimpables though: Iole, Sachs, and The Last Unicorn in particular. Even a tiny bit of those would be awesome. The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? Any metallic jewelry is great. Colors I tend to keep it neutral. I love the minimalist geometric metallic trend that's going on right now. We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? We're pretty set on decorations, but if you see something you think I'd like I can always bring it to the office. Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? I'm fine for most office supplies. I do love a specific type of pen that I can never find in stores. I love the fine tip of the .03mm ones and I have black, red, and blue but more colors are always welcome! Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? I don't have anything specific in mind but in general anything soft and comfy I like to lounge in at home. No toe socks though. I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? Pretty much anything goes! I like gummies, caramel, chocolate, sour in moderation.. Definitely no sugar free though.. the artificial sweeteners they put in those taste awful to me. And no licorice. Other than that, surprise me! How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. Not for me. Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? Nowhere in my area participates. How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? Not particularly looking for anything like that, but if something jumps out at you go for it! Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL? Yes! We had a great view from our apartment. They always make me feel so small and insignificant (which I love!) so I try to make sure I can see them. I don't put much more weight into it than that though. Definitely interested in trying the Blood Moon Eclipse scent. Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)? 5'7" and not sure about my arm span but I think it's average for my height. I mostly like my arms covered, so if it's a little longer that's totally fine. How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? Not a strong connection to either, but I do identify with my Aquarius tendencies so probably water. How do you feel about bentos? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? I like the idea but I wouldn't use one - I have some glass ones I really love by LifeFactory so I'm set on food containers. Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? Probably cowls and fingerless gloves. I have a couple things in my Etsy wishlist, particularly the Outlander style ones because they intersect with one of my fandoms! How do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? I generally prefer to take classes in person! What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? I'll pass on this one. If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? We don't have a ton of space so smaller pieces like postcards would be great! How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? I'd be up for trying them! Hats for cats? We don't have pets. Are you a slatherer or a dabber? Dabber most of the time, but occasionally at home I'll slather. Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. I think I covered all of this in previous tea questions, but just in case I didn't: No caffeine please and no artificial flavors or sweeteners. I also don't like licorice. Rooibos and herbals are more my thing - I like chamomile, peppermint, and nutty/vanilla teas. Chai is nice too. Other than that pretty much anything goes - always up for trying new things! Loose or bagged is fine. I have all of the accessories I need. Indies or local to you is always appreciated. If you have any other questions feel free to ask me! Is there anything from ThinkGeek that you want??? (especially in the geek points section, 2400 points or under?) Nothing I see for me but my man would love this Death Star ice mold: http://www.thinkgeek.com/f0b6 Villainess Nothing I can see that I want. How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? I think they're neat but I probably wouldn't have a use for any of them myself. Are there any flowers you especially like? Lilies mostly (if the profile picture didn't give it away). Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar. I think I've got everything I need like that. Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"? I'm probably okay on those. Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example. Bookmarks are always welcome, otherwise I'm all set! I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? Sure! What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? I have Spotify so I'm fine for music. Are you interested in leg warmers at all? I think I have enough of those. Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .? I don't really have a Halloween style. Definitely not grotesque though. I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? No, thank you! I don't really have anything to play games on right now. Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? I can't stand Matt Damon.. I got about an hour and a half into Interstellar before I realized he was in it and by then it was too late.. SO, this is how I feel about The Martian: But I would read the book! If I could manage not to picture Matt Damon's face. Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. Yes! Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? I've always been in university during that but this is the first year that I think I'll join! I'm okay for swag though. How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? No car, so I'm good. Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of? Don't send me a live spider, other than that I think I can handle it! Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? I just ordered Dead Leaves, Red Musk and Neroli Hair Gloss and Dead Leaves, White Musk and Vanilla Hair Gloss (I really hope I like the dead leaves note this year.. I got the Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vanilla and Myrrh perfume from BPAL too). I think I'm good otherwise. Decants of Boo HG or October Atmo would be lovely though. Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? No thanks, I don't wear anything on my nails. Do you like or want to try Marmite? Probably not. Used nail polish & cosmetics? I don't wear nail polish and I have a select few cosmetic brands that I can use so I'll pass on this! Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of? I'd like to try Jester if you have a small amount - for the huckleberry! Nothing else I can really think of, except maybe Antique Lace. Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of? Not really! Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update? I'm okay, thanks! I like to limit the brands I follow to keep things easy/affordable(ish) for myself. How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings? YES please, love them. Probably just spices since I can't have artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com (https://shirocosmetics.com) I had a quick peek and I think I have everything I want from Shiro!
  13. 1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!? Pumpkin is lovely! I like pumpkin things. Except coffees, but that is because of coffee, not pumpkin. 2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread). Salsas and pickles and other relishes are also all awesome. Vegetable baked goods are also wonderful - if they can survive the journey. 3. Trading Post wants? I have only just discovered the hair glosses, atmos and bath oils and have fallen hard for hair gloss. I would LOVE to try any of the RPGs series atmos (I am a huge gaming geek). I missed Tombstone Hair Gloss and am kicking myself. 4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like. Avon, etc. I have never used them so. I don't know. I don't recognise most of the names on the list. I tend to prefer products that have relatively few chemicals, otherwise my skin freaks out. 5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? I went into this a bit on my questionnaire. I despise the taste of coffee - except for coffee candies. I love the smell, but the taste is just not for me (many people have tried to convert me). I adore tea. All tea, any tea. Dearest and I have over 50 kinds of loose leaf teas at home and are always on the lookout for more. I love pure, flavoured, whatever. Bagged tea goes with me to work. We are such tea fiends that we have a temperature control kettle, teapot and strainer and multiple floating tea duck infusers. On a slight side note, One thing I don't need is more mugs. Unless it has an eeyore on it. All our mismatched mugs match because they are eeyore. (And Dearest has a Cookie Monster, but that is the only exception). Jasmine is a no-no - it makes me act all weird and paranoid and weepy when it is in a tea. 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? I love cooking. And I love useful yet quirky looking kitchen gadgets and accessories(e.g. My measure cups look like Russian stacking dolls). My favourite kitchen gadgets tend to come from jacobjacob (like my beloved mezzalune for chopping), but anything practical and colourful is awesome. I do need a kitchen timer as I could never get the last one (a penguin) to work. 7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems? It would be awesome to have anything made by my Witch! Love stories, poems, art - the works. 8. What culture or country (doesn’t have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you? I lived and taught English in Japan for 2 years, so feel a strong connection to all things Japanese (it is one of my homes), South African culture (I am from there, so obvious) and at the moment have an obsession with all things Wild West both real and fantastical because of a game I am in. But I love discovering new cultures so anything that you would like to show or explain would be awesome. 9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)? Anything I love art. An interpretation of my user name (skylarkza) would be awesome. Otherwise my current RPG character or any of my "regular" NPCs. I don't want to bore you, so if you want to know, poke me in an ecard. 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? ALL the things! Reading, learning Irish and German, running table top rpgs (occaisonally playing), writing scenarios and LARPs for cons, boardgaming (Yes, I am a nerd), running a bit, baking/cooking or just vegging out on Youtube. 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? Yes. RPGs and boardgames. Oh, Witch. I don't want to keep you here forever. I play pretty much anything (except GURPs and Pathfinder, or 80% of deck building games and CCGs). We have 3 bookshelves almost exclusively devoted to RPG books and comics, and 2 of boardgames. Gaming Accessories - I always love pretty dice! And nice cards are really handy too. 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? I don't watch too many DVDs and pretty much play the Sims. The final expansion for Sims 3 would be awesome! (Into the future!). As for DVDs, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything love Julie Newmar is one I can never find. I have no issues with gently used. 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? I am not huge on sweets, but like a few. Tart candies are the best. Or savoury snacks. 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? Where do I start? Let's put it this way. The Scion game that I run contains a cat guide named Nyan (the player couldn't think of a name), a Hound of Lugh named Doge (again, player was stumped) and 3 sickle weasles named Er, Mah & Gerd (player wanted to see what I would come up with). It also contains Loki playing Tom Hiddleston. Take from that what you will. I also LOVE the Welcome To Nightvale Fandom and am a 10/11 Whovian. 15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends. Yip. Added in the handy spreadhsheet thingy. 16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist? Not sure and don't have the time right now to check it out fully. But I am such a geek - I would probably love anything. 17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? And occasional hi is good. Especially since I have a radio-silent ninja witchee. The e-card was awesome. 18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? YES 19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? Digital is probably better. I tend to break CD drives. 20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? Finding a new job! OK. Seriously, other than that it is the great unboxing of the boxocalypse. Sadly not much a Witch can help with. 21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin… That's cool. 22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? I prefer to think of myself as spiritual rather than superstitious. Can't think of anything where I'd go no, that can't be in here, unless something happened that I started to associate with the item and didn't want to think of. 23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products? Awesome 24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? LOVE apples. Especially green tart ones (Granny smith...mmmm...) Not so much floury ones (pink lady) 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? Wool is sometimes scratchy until it gets a few washes. But, that's all i can think of. 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? Eeeeeeeeeee! 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? Funny thing. I used to hate Hello Kitty, now I love her. So awesome (but preferably no mug) 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? In ONE week? Long term would be teaching. But ONE week... hmmm... My brain says intensive Irish course, to get me closer to being able to teach here. My heart says a creative writing workshop. 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? e. e. cummings, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Wordsworth and more. Almost any subject matter is fine my me. 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? Yip 31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?) I love cute and kawaii things. I like most "styles", though my last flatmate did get me a little worn down on uber goth. 32. What is something you'd really like to recieve from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" Hmmmmm. Something that they think is cool and relates to their hobbies. With an explanation. That would be awesome! More awesome than a specific item. If I have to go with a specific item, probably The Six-Gun Tarot (it's a book, like I said I am a liiiiitle obsessed with Western and Weird Western things at the moment) or Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy 33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. As per my iTunes (shortening some soundtrack artists from 15 billion people to the soundtrack)... 1. 2500tons of Awesome - The Pacific Rim Soundtrack 2. The Trolls - Frozen 3. Kiss The Girl - The Little Mermaid 4. The One That Got Away (Acoustic) - Katy Perry 5. Overjoyed - Bastille 6. The Game of Love - Daft Punk 7. Fighting Trousers - Professor Elemental 8. Vanellope Von Schweetz - Wreck It Ralph Soundtrack 9. Paradise (Radio Edit) - Coldplay 10. Blue Collar Jane - The Strypes 34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? Yay 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO I may be a Hiddleston fan. Especially a Hiddlesworth fan (Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth's friendship is so adorable) 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? Glitter! *throws it in the air* I actually have glitter body dusting powder... it was for a character, I swear! 37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? Uhhhhhh... Renaissance meet Boho 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? I don't like picking quotes to live by as life is so fluid, but at the moment this one would resonate with me pretty much constantly: To thine own self be true. 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? I prefer physical books, though I do have the kindle app on my ipad. 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? Yes. anything consensual (no mind control kink, thanks) 41. Ebooks! Yes or no? Meh? 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? I have no idea! I am no note mixer! Blueberry, Sweet Cream, Marshmallow & Ylang Ylang looks good - though pomegranate could sub in for the berry. 43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote? Critter! 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? Black cats 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? I am a huge urban decay fan and am open to trying anything. I like unusual colours - sparkly is good. Anything 2unusual" (what's a nail wrap?) would need a how to. 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? 95% fine, unless a minority group is being joked about. 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? I would be curious and would need instructions. 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? Yes! Mostly Theatre/Parlour LARP. I NPC in a friend's game as the most non-sterotypical Glasswalker Ahroun ever, Phoebe. She is super protective of the cubs (is Den Mother) . Sometime switched out for Eudora AKA Wikipedia - Glasswalker Ragabash/troll who believes in psychadelic rainbow stealth, no other long running characters at the moment. 49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com. I wouldn't, as long as it was vegetarian - so no bugs or bacon! 50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like? Yes! I love strawberry (even though I am allergic). apricot is also good. Or surprise me with something unusual (tomato jam is quite nice) 51. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)? Love polish though I don't wear it much. I've been building an OPI stash but am game for anything pretty. I especially love multi toned shades - the ones that change colour as the light reflects off them. And I love glitter. I have no idea about textures because I haven't tried any before. 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? I would love it! My birthday is in October so I have a small collection of Halloween plushies (Halloween Hello Kitty, Halloween Stetich, Halloween Chibi Cthulhu and a starbucks bear wearing an owl costume - my "Owlbear"). 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? Uh, all of it? No seriously, I lived there for 2 years. Your local Hello Kitty phone charm would be awesome, as would melon flavoured kitkat. If you are willing to try and ship the teeny eyebrow razor-sticks, that would be cool - but I don;t know if it is legal. 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? Miskatonic University, Al Azif, Centzon Totochtin and Temple of Dreams are all ones I keep putting off. 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? I do, I especially love the bath bombs and jelly soaps - though I have 2 LUSH stores really close by. (But if you could find a sliver of Demon in the Dark soap, you would make me giddy with joy. 56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times. I live too far away for it to be practical unless I was planning a trip anyway. Yay other countries. 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? I normally get standard unisex/mens t-shirts. XL. I do like babydolls (and love vneck babydolls), but they have been fitting a little... snug... the last few years. Running may help that, but at the moment I am sticking with standard shirts. If you want a better idea of sizing, I normally get my XL shirts from ShirtWoot or Qwertee (and recently got 3X blouses from Holy Clothing, which are a bit loose). That should help if you want to cross reference size charts. 58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20? Yip - and it is mostly ice cube trays which make AWESOME chocolate molds! http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/gimme.cgi?wid=82118dd3b&icpg=wishlist 59. Zombies, yes or no? LOVE zombies! LOVE them sooo much. Dearest first realised that he found me attractive at a zombie walk when I asked him to apply blood to a fake bite on my collar bone - while I was wearing a corset. The only zombies I don't like are the World War Z movie, because I LOVED the book and why did they have to buy the title for THAT. 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? I LOVE armwarmers AND fingerless gloves. Especially the latter. They are crucial for typing in winter! I like elbow length. Also LOVe socks, but have HUGE calves. I wear XL in unisex t-shirts (most brands) 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? Cats. Owls. Octopods (it's a Cthulhu thing). 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? LOVE her Sorbettos! They are AMAZING! Haven't tried much else. 63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out? If it was arranged beforehand first - fine. If it was out of the blue - totally creeped out. My psycho stalker ex looked up my address and rocked up at my house the first time we met, so people I haven't given an open invitation too suddenly appearing really freaks me out. 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. Nope, don't really knit. Prefer to sew. 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? They look AMAZING! Especially the tenacle-y and stripey ones. 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? I don't know if I could bring myself to use a lovingly knitted dishcloth. Otherwise YAY! I live red/purples and bright green/blues. 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? No, but it still has tons of stuff I like on it. 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? Wouldn;t bother me at all. 69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? Are there types of incense you know you don't like? Would you want a burner for loose incense and a few charcoals to get you started with that, or would you rather stick to simpler types? Sounds cool - though I would need a how to guide for anything that is not on a stick. 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? I have soooo many spices. Though pre-ground cloves! That would be amazing! Or a favourite spice mix. 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? All would be awesome. 72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" Where is your heat tolerance? 9.5 73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? I never really grew up with Halloween candy, so I don;t know specifically. I tend to like hard sweets (like butterscotches). 74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? My pikachu slippers got tossed out in the move due to holes and missing tails. I haven;t gotten round to replacing them. 75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Drizzle! Pretty leaves that go crunch! Reading under the covers! 76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying? My ipad and phone both already have cases, though the ipad's is purely functional and not "cool". 77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. Something to keep my eyebrows under control! They are wild and free at the moment. Otherwise, pretty much anything else would need an instruction manual. 78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? Whatever suits my witch. 79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? Yip. XL or XXL (loose = comfy). Flannel. 80. Do you like M&Ms? Yip 81. How about wax melts? What now? 82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify I don't use it, so no. 83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? All of them. Mermaid looks interesting. Most of the others I am interested in I will be ordering. 84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? Cool. Yes. 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? Lush mostly, with some Urban Decay spritzes thrown in. I prefer minimal chemicals (hence LUSH mostly) and non-harsh scents. Don;t really use body lotions (though I should) and love lip balms. 86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? Books? 87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? The purple boa is awesome 88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? I HATE spiders, but I am OK with cartoony styled plush ones. Edgar the con spider was sent by a friend and lives in my dice bag. So a knit buddy would be OK. 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? Love 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? Bags that you can sling on your back or over shoulders. Not a fan of handbags or purses without shoulder straps. 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? My birthday, my anniversary with dearest and then running RPGs and LARPs at Galecon. So... yip. All in October. 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? Phaon Crescent, Mermaid and Miskatonic University 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Yes! The hair glosses (especially green apple) and One Pale Woman and Daylight Kissing Her Wan Hair. Or anything geeky. 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? I still have tons of these from when I was in japan. 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? The couple rings just aren't me and Dearest's kind of thing. The cuffs are cool though! 96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled? I don;t drink! Mocktail recipes would be awesome though. 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? Yes 98. Jamberry nail wraps? They look cute, I'd like to try them. Especially Let It Snow, Fright Night, Monster Mash, Batties, Pumpkin Spice - who am I kidding, they are all adorable! 99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be? Used or not. Hyperbole and a Half in softcover. 100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like? The Royal Rose Simple Syrup OPI Alpine Snow Karma Organic Spa Nail Polish Remover Minimergency Kit Kusmi Tea 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? Flying Kites 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? Can be cool. I like cute ones rather than "icky" ones. 103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be? That's mean! Probably Vanilla. 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? See 93. Though anything would be appreciated. 105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? I am curious about many of the single notes, especially fog machine, stage blood, grave dirt 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? Not much. Except in black teas and Mates. Just tend not to like things that have it. 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? The what now? That sounds AMAZING. I would love either! HUGE Disney & Rocky fan. And having just looked at them both - if it weren't weenies and I didn't have to spoil my Witchee, I would probably throw my money at them. Or at the elf villainess collection. 108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose? Plain, white or milk and with what? Rose Petals and Sea Salt Caramel or Dark. 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? As long as there is no gelatine, yes. 110. For those of you who like Fantasy or play Dungeons and Dragons... would you be interested in a custom painted miniature? If so, what gender, race and class? Any preferences for a theme, color scheme, preferred weapons/armor, etc? Specific character description you would want me to try to hit? Yes! Something female and rogue or rangerish. OR the foppiest male Orc fencer you can muster! (Call it a challenge - or an old character I was once fond of) 111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name? If it doesn't go against your own personal viewpoints - ARC (Abortion Rights Campaign - includes petitioning for the right to abort in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities, rape, incest). Irish Cancer Society (2 friends of mine died from Cancer this last year) And I will be doing a run for Movember where we will get a group page eventually - just no link yet. 112. I have two partial (Backup) bottles of some scents on your wishlist, Witchee. However, the labels aren't perfect, due to a tragic imp explosion. Would you still be ok with getting them? Of course! Labels are nice but not essential. 113. Do you like incense? Or are you more of a fan of essential oil aromatherapy/fragrance oils a la Yankee Candle/B&BW? Or all of the above? What scents do you prefer for those kinds of things? Nag champa? Lemongrass EO for the house? PUMPKIN SPICE EERYTHANG. What companies do you like specifically (if any) - links? I would generally be more inclined to use essential oils and fragrant candles. But Dearest isn't fond of flames, so I have fallen in love with Atmo sprays. Not that I don;t love incense - I just got out of the habit of using it when I had a housemate with allergies. Nag champa and resin scents are wonderful. I had a pomegranate candle once that was amazing. I love linen and ocean scents - pretty much anything goes! 114. Trading Post Weenies are up!! What's everyone interested in? Pumpkin Spice Everything, everything. Boo Hairgloss. The Pumpkins of war... the whole update is amazing. 115. My mom has crocheted a bunch of little witch hats, would this be something you are interested in? If I could think of a place for the little witch hats - but it is late and I can't at the moment. 116. Are you interested in anything from my mom's Etsy shop? The bags are nice - my brain keeps thinking the knitting bags could double as giant dice bags. 117. Are you interested in dried honey crisp apples or italian prunes? Yes 118. Do you need any travel mugs, coffee mugs, tea makers, rock sugar, coffee or tea syrups, etc? I wouldn't mind trying tea syrups or rock sugar. Physical equipment we pretty much have sorted. 119. Is there anything from my shop that you might like, past or present? All of it is amazing. The Tinker's daughter is particularly nice. 120. What are 6 GC scents & 6 others that you would be interested in as imps? You have already spoiled me rotten with imps!
  14. Aredhel

    Fall Switch Witch 2013 Q&A

    Collection of answers to Qs in the Switch Witch Halloween 2013 thread and stuff. Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? All of the above! Pulling out the scarves and arm warmers is one of my favourite parts of cooler weather. Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? I'm always down for candy! I used to say "except candy corn, because that stuff is nasty," but I have recently seemed to change my mind about it. Tasty stuff, candy corn. Re: decorations, I've decorated my little lawn (townhouse, so it's basically some grass, sidewalk, my two trees, and my porch and windows!) a lot already, but I can never say no to Halloween related stuff. As for costume supplies, I'm not really dressing up this year (work and school), alas. WHAT traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate? Yeah that can help me plot a box of goodness...or Doom Depends on the year and my schedule! I do decorate (cobwebby stuff on the trees, decals in the windows, pumpkins on the porch, skeleton-y things on the bushes, bat-themed lights along the walkway), and sometimes I go to a costume party or two. I usually go to my Aunt's to pass out candy (there's little T&T in my neighbourhood because of stupid rules re: the hours one can do it), which is always fun. Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear? Anything horror-y, anything related to any TV show I like (SOA, Walking Dead, etc) or any band I like (I s'pose you could find that out by my LastFM thingie), certainly. Size-wise, XL is usually a safe bet (thanks, huge boobs!). Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things? I'll just let this emoticon sum up my feelings on pumpkin: . So, yes, I love pumpkin flavoured and scented things, both by itself and in Pumpkin Cheesecake, Spice, Eggnog, Latte, etc form. Dear future Witchee, did you get anything from the Beaver Moon or Weenie updates that I need to know about, so I don't accidentally repeat anything? Not yet, but I have my eye on Ooky for a possible future purchase. Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? I'm really not really much of a DVD-keeper. If there's something I want to see, I usually rent it at a local video store or from my library's network. Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...? I can always use tea accessories like rock sugar, tins, mugs, etc, and I'm always looking to try to kinds of tea. Say your witch works at a used bookstore. what kinds of things might you like from there? cool old pulp fiction paperbacks? tarot cards? (we have those.) a dr who pen? books about haunted cemeteries in seattle? you may have all of these things:) oh, and also movies. and cds. All of the above! Okay, maybe not the haunted cemeteries of Seattle... though haunted cemeteries/places of Michigan would be awesome! I love used books (except obviously moudly and/or smoke-damaged ones; those like to try to kill me). I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? Love me some jams and jellies. And butters. And applesauce. Anything but grape. How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? Huge fan of balms and glosses, but not so much lipsticks. Given the season, I'm big into pumpkiny, cinnamony, and minty flavours/scents. Texture-wise, I prefer balms to lip butters; the latter always feel too greasy for me. No particular favourite sellers, and I'm always open to new ones! Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? Alas, not so much. I've always been interested in them, but I never have the time to devote to learning/playing. Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? I don't believe so! I keep everything pretty well-stocked and fresh (ew stale spices), and I don't think I'm running low/out of/in need of anything in particular. Are there any craft project/s you are working on now that you need supplies for? Or rather, is there a craft project you've been wanting to do but need stuff to start? I'm always working on something or other. At the moment I'm researching and acquiring stuff to dabble in making lotion, sugar scrub, lip balm and possibly whipped soap/foaming lotion (just for my own use and maybe for family, etc), but I have pretty much everything I need already on order or in transit. The only thing I haven't ordered yet is fragrance oils, because I haven't had the time to sort through reviews to see who sells crap and who sells good stuff. Would you rather have something fun or practical? Either-or! If you were this mystery witch's witchee, would you be interested in Spoonfudge or any other such "ordered online" sweet? I would be totally cool with any sort of food any sort of way. At all. Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? Most assuredly yes. Are you okay with semi-spicy foods right now? I'm thinking like curry or chipotle? If you were to choose a chili powder would you go Hot, Medium, or Mild? Totally depends on the spice. In general, though, anything hotter than, say, RedHot (which I adore) is too hot for me. I like tangy-hot, not "tastes like burning" hot. If I were your witch and were to paint you something, what would you absolutely love, what would you feel ambivalent toward, and what would you not like to see or receive? I've said this before, but I'm pretty art-stupid, so... I have no idea. I'd dig anything with bright colours, really. Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? Oy, I haven't ordered anything from LUSH in years, so I wouldn't know where to start. Nothing against 'em, mind, I've just been happily occupied with smaller-scale shops/sites/sellers. That said (and I did forget to mention this in my Q), anything but shampoo/conditioner (I usually have unnaturally-coloured hair [silver-blue at the moment], so I have to stick with "special" [and awful-smelling] stuff) would be cool! Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? Nope! None planned, anyway! Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? Oof, it's all so lovely. Anything stripey or colourful re: socks or gloves/arm warmers would be cool. Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. I love Adagio! I've tried about half of their teas, and aside from a bad batch of Gunpowder, it's all been fantastic. My favourites so far have been Birthday Cake (a blend), Honeybush Vanilla, Rooibos Earl Grey, and Earl Grey Bravo. Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? I do play, but mostly only adventure- and horror (mostly psychological, some survival), and even then, I'm pretty picky. Besides, I don't have much time to play anymore. Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of Hungry Ghost Moon (either year), Snow White (any year), Snake Charmer. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? I have not, but it looks lovely. Their emulsified scrubs and body butters look especially intriguing, and Big in Japan and Halcyon sound like they'd smell fantastic (though, so do a lot of others!) Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? Not where I live, but I keep a garden at my Aunt's (who lives less than a mile away) in return for splitting the results (which, since it's a pretty big garden, is not a problem! ). I usually grow beans, cabbage (when the rabbits let me!), green peppers, tomatoes, squash (varies by year), sweet banana peppers, green onions, yellow onions, leeks, lettuce (variety varies by year), and a lot of herbs. Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Usually yay! The only GCs I ever say "nay" to are for places I'd never, ever be in, like the Babys R Us one I got recently (subtle hint, maybe?), Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? Honestly, if I could remember them, I'd have most likely picked them up. Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? Depends on the market! I went a little crazy at the last FM of the season in my city and bought so much fresh corn and gorgeous tomatoes I might drown in them. How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested? LOVE. IT. I can only wear it on weekends (stupid hospital rules) but slapping on some pretty varnish Friday nights has become like a ritual with me. I don't have a favourite brand, really; anything bright (I've been trying and failing to find a really bright neon yellow-green [kind of somewhere near #B0FF05] lately) or sparkly is always a safe bet. What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? Love, and I tend to love it all! I'm only really (really) picky about foundation (being that I'm so pale I'm nearly translucent, and it's hard to find a foundation that doesn't make me look like I've just bathed in spray tanner). I'm fairly simple as makeup goes: concealer, foundation, black eyeliner, coloured eyeshadow, mascara, lip stain/gloss and done. Re: eyeshadow, I've been a fan of mid- to dark-ish greens and smokey grays lately. Re: lip glosses/stains, I've been gravitating toward plums and berry shades. How do you feel about robots? Robots are awesome. If I made fairy, dragon or butterfly wing earrings, would you wear them? If so, which would you prefer? Certainly! I love both, but I collect dragon-related things, so between the two, dragon! Do you prefer to receive whole coffee beans or ground? Also, if you like flavoured blends, what sort of flavours? (caramels, nuts, chocolate, etc.) Either's fine! I do love flavoured coffee, though I'm not a fan of bitter flavours (super dark chocolate, etc). Caramel, nuts, and non-dark-as-hades chocolate are awesome, though.
  15. Babypopje

    Summer 2013 Switch Witch

    Wishlists: ScentBase | Etsy | Sockdreams | Amazon Questions 1. Are you into Dr. Who? I'm sorry, but I've never understood the Dr. Who hype. 2. How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? I'm a complete addict! I'm a sucker for flavored lipbalms, and the brands I already love are definitely Hurraw and Haus of Gloi. I had a maple flavored one which I liked a lot, but am mostly all over foody flavors. Oh, and I've always wanted to try the EOS ones. I dislike balms in pots, though. 3. Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? Absolutely! My favorite ones I have are from MAC and Estee Lauder, and they are in lots of variations, like pink shades, berry, transparent with sparkle, you name it. I can never have enough though, and the only one I wouldn't want is a bright red lipgloss. 4. For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? I solely use BPAL. The only thing I may try one day is getting a custom blend from Haus of Gloi. 5. If you've never had anything from Adagio teas, would you be open to trying them? I've heard of them through the BPAL Facebook group, but never had the opportunity to try any. 6. What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy? Yes I'd love some good instant coffee, I haven't been able to find that yet. I like rich, bold coffee, but also enjoy flavored ones. 7. Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? Wow, good question! I cannot name one, but I can do a few. Anaïs Nin (just Google her), my mother and my grandmother for what they've done for me. 8. If you were a Disney princess who would you be? Snow White, or Belle.. have lots in common with them, but most with Snow White. 9. Would you like a seashell from Florida? Absolutely! I love things like that. As long as it's not an endangered species.. hehe. 10. What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? I really would like to braid my own whips, and I want to get good at baking and decorating cupcakes. Goodies related to that are more than welcome. 11. If you could have one rare BPAL which one would you choose? Marshmallow Poof! 12. Are you kinky? Very! I won't go into details unless you ask for it, Witch, since I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. But yes, I enjoy multiple aspects of BDSM, and even made it my business. No, that does not mean I'm a professional dominatrix, but I help other people exploring their kinky side. 13. Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? I'm a sucker for them, and like every size. The most fantastic candle of all times was the Pumpkin Cookies one from BPTP. I searched everywhere for it, and swapped lots of rare things. I was heartbroken when it burnt up, and plan on begging Puddin to make them again. I also enjoy Yankee Candle, but I'd like any brands. As for scents, foodie, fruity of spicy please. 14. Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I moved to South Africa from the Netherlands at the 9th of January this year, to be with my love. I think the country is beautiful, for what I've seen of it, but seeing the poverty in some places makes me very sad. And of course I'd like to receive something South African, but it was my own question so.. he. 15. What about Sockdreams? I never had the opportunity to try anything from them, but have a wishlist here. 16. Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? Always welcomed, especially scrunchies, or a nice comfortable headband. And I've always wanted to try chopsticks in my hair. As for colors, black or purple would be good. 17. What is your favorite shade of blue? Indigo, midnight blue, ultramarine. 18. Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? Nope, don't have any. 19. If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? There are many things I'd like to start. I've thought of coloring mandala's for relaxation, picking up Pergamano again (I had a full kit when I was younger, loved it but sold it all, so sad) or trying some knitting. And one of my dreams is to learn to play the violin one day. 20. What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? What a question! Yes I love candy and sweet stuff and I'm known for having a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate. 21. Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? Yes, I have a Kindle Fire 7" (not the HD one), and would love eBooks! Especially on making cupcakes or cocktails.. 22. If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send! I LOVE handmade things. It is really hard to think of something I would not want, except for what is mentioned in the rest of the questions. 23. Witchee dear, do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? Yes, every now and again. We might even buy a Playstation or Xbox one day. For now we play on the laptop (Plants Vs Zombies and Worms World Party). 24. Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? Eating oranges and drinking rooibos tea. 25. Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? I love nailpolish but don't wear it because I suck at applying, but I want to get better at it because it looks so pretty. For winter colors, I'd enjoy purple or deep blue. Oh and I think flake nailpolishes are the most amazing thing ever. I don't have favorite brands, but would be very open to indie brands. 26. Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Very aged Snake Oil (the one I tried was 2006), Marshmallow Poof and Snowblind. 27. Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? Can't tell you how excited I am about this question. My grandparents are still in the Netherlands and they don't use a laptop or anything, so the only way we can communicate is by sending letters/cards or when my dad visits them and brings his laptop. So nice stationary would be AWESOME! I'll see if I can add anything to my Etsy wishlist. 28. Have you tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products and scents would you prefer? I've never tried anything from them, and I've added some stuff to my Etsy wishlist. 29. Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. Mini's are the cutest! When I was still on make-up alley, I used to hunt down deluxe sample sizes of major brands (the kind you get as a GWP). I also really enjoy other sample sized things, since they're perfect for travel and to try new things out. 30. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? I have a small front and back garden, but it wasn't really put the way it is by me, so I want to make it more personal. I'd love to sow herbs (which I'd like to look into using it for medical and beauty purposes). 31. Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? I've never tried, but would love to. The Mist Me, Personal Space, Don't Be Jelly, Lip Scrub, Lip Balm, Lip Tint, Shampoo Bar, Conditioner Bar and Sea Salt Spritz are products I'd like to try. Scents like Body Shot, Cupcake, Big Red, A Nod to the Hippies, Blueberry Jackflaps, Cabaret, Caramel Apple and Cinnamon Rolled would really do it for me, and I meant to go through all the scents but there are just too much. But now you have an idea. 32. Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? Yes, I do. Most soaps I find too drying, though, but had a soap by Haunt that was wonderfully creamy. 33. Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? Yes, I've tried Cocoa Pink, but that was a long while ago and the owner didn't do a good job, but I believe it all changed now so I wouldn't mind trying it again. I'd be interested in the linen sprays, scrubs, conditioners, shampoo and styling products. Generally, I like foody, spicy or fruity scents. 34. Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued? I was really addicted to Lush, once, even went mysteryshopping for them. But then I boycotted buying their products, but that was a while ago. And now.. I miss some of their products. I'd love to get my hands on Rub Rub Rub, for example, or Sweetie Pie jelly, Ocean Salt, BIG, Sea Spray, Popcorn, You Snap the Whip.. but that's about it. Oh, and I really miss that discontinued jelly with clouds.. what was it called? 35. Do witches prefer the answers posted here, but a more cherry-picked number of questions answered, or a more exhaustive list posted in the blog, which means posting here much less? I really prefer all answers together on the blog. Makes life so much easier! 36. Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? Don't know it, but had a look at their website, and nothing really jumped at me. I've heard amazing things about Fyrinnae, though.. 37. Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? Products where animals have suffered for. 38. As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? I would go completely nuts over Japanese sheet masks! 39. Since FB and the FB Gusp group (and the BPAL Sorority which is quiet) have become gathering places...what are some of your favorite Facebook pages you like? I really like We Heart This, Marie Forleo, Lit Cosmetics and Lisa Eldrigde. 40. Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are. Nopes, not really I'm afraid. 41. How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? I've always wanted to do a nice picnic since I arrived here in South Africa, but haven't gotten to it yet. Anything that can be used with a picnic would be very much appreciated. 42. If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? I think I'm way more open minded, and have more life experience than others of the same age and sex. And I already have an online business going.. and decided to move to the other side of the planet.. My lover is almost double my age.. that's about it. 43. Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) Haus of Gloi is one of my favorite companies ever! I'd like the White Raspberry or White Blueberry soaps from the reverie (I already have the Raspberry in a whipped soap and it's divine). You can always make me happy with their lipbalms, scrubs or whipped soaps, and I'm fond of their Moon Dog scent. I'd like to try Vice, Satyr or Haus Amber. And something I'd love to do someday is get a custom scent from Haus of Gloi. It's the only exception I'd make on the only wear BPAL rule. 44. Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? Yes I cook, mostly it's a chore, but sometimes a pleasure (when I make pancakes or Indian curry, for example). I much rather bake. 45. Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? Adult. 46. Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here. Okay, I do not have an MP3 player, don't listed to music online.. I only have a folder on my laptop with a couple of albums in, so there's not much to randomize. 47. What is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful. Oh, hard one! I probably have to name three: my laptop, my BPAL collection, and my collar. 48. How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? As long as it's not more than a couple of square meters it should be fine. 49. Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Yay! Does BPAL/BPTP actually have giftcards? Otherwise, for Haus of Gloi, Etsy, Victoria's Secret.. 50. Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia? Semi-precious stones, local candy. 51. Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Swearing no problem, but I don't like jokes based on discrimination. 52. What style is your sense of humour? Big Bang Theory, Fawlty Towers, Grav3yardgirl. 53. Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I'd love more 'non-screen-involving' games to play with my lover and friends! We are in desperate need of a deck of cards, or Yahtzee, but we don't collect. 54. What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? I'm not buying anything for myself, but would like trying Sweet Pea, Epibulia or Tympanidium. 55. Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? Nothing comes to mind at the moment. 56. What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? S&M 101 by Jay Wiseman, Sleeping Beauty trilogy by Anne Rice, a book on baking. 57. Would you like something from Empire Edibles? Very much! I added some things to my Etsy wishlist. 58. Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? Not really. 59. Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc). There is nothing that will break my heart, but instead I'll list three things here that I would love you forever for if it would be in the box.. which doesn't mean you could totally sweep my off my feet with something else though.. but here they are: something related to baking, Asian sheet masks or scented candles. 60. Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? I wouldn't use them. 61. What fandoms do you belong to? None. 62. What cheers you up? My lover, wearing a favorite scent, fresh juice, Snowy, chocolate, making a sale online. 63. Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? I really don't know. 64. What question do you hate to answer? None. 65. What is the best compliment you have/could receive? My lover who tells me how beautiful I look, even with my hair in a mess, last day's make-up on and puffy eyes. 66. Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country. SkinTwo magazine (UK), candy from all over the place. 67. Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one? I have been without a bag for half a year now and desperately need one. Not a rucksack though, a clutch would be loved but what I most need is more of a bit more spacious shoulder bag. I'd like it to be white but am afraid that it will get dirty, so red, black, burnt orange would be great. Or any jewel tones, really. 68. What's your favourite comfort food (snack or candy etc) and/or drink? Chocolate, malva pudding, tea, fresh juice, spicy food. 69. Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. (I'm not saying I'd definitely do this, unless someone is keen, and it wouldn't be the only gift). I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? (sorry if this feels a bit Spanish Inquisition!) A recipe sounds nice, especially when it's baking or cocktail related. Favorite ingredients are hard to say, but I think you can get a good impression by some other questions what I like. A story or a picture sounds lovely, too. 70. If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? I'd try and help build towns/schools up in third world countries. 71. Is there any thing - an object, a donation on your behalf, some research done for you, whatever - that your witch could do about this that you would like? And if you can't think of a present, would you rather she/he (I!) didn't either and confined themselves to things you are already involved in? I've been thinking that it would be nice to adopt a piece of rainforest.. 72. What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? No style really, since it's not a kitchen we placed when we moved here. But yes, some people come over sometimes. 73. Are your ears pierced? Yes. 74. Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? I do like stuffed animals but am quite particular about them. But if you'd find something like the giant stuffed kiwi pillow on my Etsy wishlist, but far less expensive, or a different cute fruit.. I'd be all over it. 75. Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!? Nope. 76. Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? I used to burn them and love it, especially Country Home Scents ones. Realistic bakery scents all the way. I don't own a burner anymore though.. 77. Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? Yes please! Especially love those sticks with the cubes and you put it in hot milk.. hmmm. 78. Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? Holborne! She was my Witch last year, and we turned into friends. 79. If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? Not much! I'm fine with whenever I find it out. 80. Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like? I love Spoonfudge, and Cookies & Cream is my favorite! 81. What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try? It's so hard to get your hands on! But I have a scrub and it's the best one I've ever had.. so more Moona would be welcomed. 82. Are there any BPALs that you loved the idea of, the imagery - whether artwork or description - but which didn't work out for you? (I'm asking because if they did, you might mention them elsewhere, but if not, the imagery might be helpful) Yes, the butterflies! I love everything with butterflies. 83. Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? Yes! "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly...". I have it on a huge mug my last Witch sent me, and I love it to pieces. And I'd love artwork or a bag or anything! I also like many quotes by Jim Rohn. 84. STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? YAAAAAAAY! I miss Starbucks SO much since I moved to South Africa! I don't know if they also have instant coffees, but good ones. If so I'd be all over them. 85. Ninjas or Pirates? Neither, really. 86. Werewolves or Vampires? Vampires! 87. Zombie or Cthulhu? Cthulhu! 88. Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go? I'd be fine with anything, really, but I would most enjoy something small during the round and a bigger one at the end. 89. Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Yes! Butterflies (see the quote question). I also have a small insect finger puppet from when I was a kid, and a slice of agate my father gifted me around the same age. Both items are two of the few 'non functional things' I took with me when I moved to South Africa. 90. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Cuddle a lot, drink copious amounts of tea, bake something, watch a cozy movie. 91. Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? Now I notice I completely forgot to mention this before, but I do not enjoy any fizzy drinks. Sorry. 92. Do you welcome knitted items? If so, what would you like most? (amigurumi, washcloth, socks, shawl, shawlette, scarf, wrist warmers, hat, etc.) Do you have any favorite fibers? How about any fiber allergies? Favorite color for knitted items? VERY! I would really like a hat (maybe a slouchy beanie). No favorite fibers I can think of, but also don't have allergies. If it would be a slouchy, black, deep grey, white or jewel tones would be nice. 93. What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? Bliss, Boomslang and Marshmallow Poof. 94. If you knit/crochet, what sizes of needles do you need? I don't knit, might start knitting one day, but know nothing about needles. 95. What styles of artwork do you like? Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher. 96. If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? Absolutely! 97. Would you like mexican vanilla or silver rings/necklaces? Had to Google Mexican vanilla, but it sounds awesome! 98. The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like? The scent Voluptuary sounds really yummy to me. I'd either like it in a Wicked Whip or Seductive Spray. 99. What is your favorite color? Of all time? Purple. But I also really like other jewel tones. 100. What is your favorite season? I think every season has it's charm. 101. If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Here in South Africa, close to a forest and waterfall. 102. Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? Nothing planned. 103. I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you? You know what the problem is with me an foreign food? I completely love it, but I never am able to name anything. I mean, I know I'd swoon over strange hot sauces, candy, cookies, spices.. I had a look at the website and would be very interested in hot sauces in the 'wild' category. Ooooh they say they have over 70 jelly bean flavors! *drools* 104. Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? Things for baking, comfortable headbands, a jewelery tree. 105. Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? Nope. 106. I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? Very curious to try! 107. If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)? I like Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp.. 108. So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? I'd like the hot process soap. 109. Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? I think they can be nice depending on design, place and person. My love has two, I don't have any but might get one someday.. or not. 110. I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well. Never had it, but sounds yummy. 111. I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? Would love jerky, but I'm not 100% sure whether it's allowed to cross the border here. 112. How do you feel about home-canned goods? Like jam or something? YES please! 113. Do you like BPTP clothing? Some of it. I have a Strawberry Moon, Cold Moon and Weeping Branches Moon tee, so you know my style a bit. I only like the babydoll or burn-out tees though, and wear a M in them. I would LOVE yoga pants but jeans with 34" inseam are even too short for me. Oh and I have2 the purple and orange socks, had the pink ones too but they went missing. 114. Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? I find the Skelly one very cute for lounge wear. 115. What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? Please have a look at my Scentbase wishlist for those. But I'd swoon over candles in particular. 116. Is there a particular movie genre that you like and what format would you prefer? Fantasy, animated (like Despicable Be, Finding Nemo, that kind of stuff), romantic comedies. Either DVD or Amazon would work for me. 117. Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends? I don't have a top 5, but added some to my new Amazon wishlist. Other than these, a sampler would always be welcomed, as I might be too 'scared' to get whole bags of some flavors but would like to give them a go. 118. Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer? I love my sorbet icecream (especially raspberry), but it's not a ritual. And my summers have changed drastically as they are way different here in South Africa to the ones in the Netherlands. 119. What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? There's nothing I really want from there. 120. Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!? A couple of things. A kiwi pillow (the one I have on my Etsy), a lady who does a Superhero Sex Shop Tour (which I donated to), the view from Signal Hill near Cape Town, Snowblind from the Post, the fresh strawberry juice at the mall, the idea of Beth doing a project on Kickstarter. 121. Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? I have one by Jim Rohn that I really like (the Day that Turns your Live Around), would listen to more, but not dying for it or anything. 122. Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves? LOVE! I love white, milk and dark chocolate, don't like flower flavors or weird ones, love things like pecan, caramel, or chili (in small quantities). 123. I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound? Dill pickle sounds NOT for me, hehe, but I really liked the Heinz ketchup chips they had in the Netherlands a few years back.. 124. If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? This would be such an awesome gift, especially since I have said this would be the only perfume I'd wear except for BPAL. It is hard to just choose four, so I will list all the notes that speak to me, and I will trust my gifted Witch to decide from there for me, if she decides to send this to me. Marshmallow. Blood Orange. Chocolate. Cinnamon Sugar. Coffee. Leather. Sweet Cream. Yellow Pear. Cake. Brown Sugar. Vanilla Bean. White Vanilla Sugar. Dark Patchouli. Mahogany. 125. Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like? I love Kickstarter! I've heard Beth will be setting up a project there, that I'd be very interested in. I like the project with the soy candle, but they don't ship outside of USA. 126. If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? This, this, this, this and this. 127. Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art fair. Any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists? No trinkety things, please, but artistic cards are always nice. 128. How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? Glittah me baby! 129. Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? I'm in love with Paperblanks! Both could work. 130. Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies? Cool idea, but not for me. 131. Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough? Have never tried, but would love to. Either glazed, savory or candied, I like nuts, really would not like Cheeseburger, Pizza or Root Beer Float. 132. I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. No thank you, I prefer natural ones. 133. Every package has to have something blue in it. Blue can also be used to describe more risque humor...how would you rate your general sense of humor? Are you strictly PG-13, R-rated, NC-17? I have no clue what those abbreviations mean, but yes, I like dirty humor, just nothing based on racism or discrimination. 134. Do you like puzzles? What kind? Jigsaw, word, etc? Haven't been interested in them in a long time. 135. Anything interesting from the new Paintbox Soapworks update for you? Candy Floss! Nekisse! Moundshroud! 136. What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees? Not really interested in yarn. 137. Sooo, the Blooddrop update (Aviary and Summer Simplicities). Anything you'd like from there? Not really. 138. I am going back to Paradise Fibers today. They have like almost every type of fiber roving and dye and stuff available. If you're a spinner and have any fiber wishes, what would you like? Dyed or natural? Do you need dye? colors? brand? No wishes, really. 139. If I wanted to include something for your fluffball, what would be good, and what should I stay away from? She doesn't really have toys, and more likes playing with packaging then anything else. 140. Would homemade treats be something you'd like for your dog/cat? No, thank you. 141. If you get a long weekend this weekend... what are you doing with it? Staying in? Going out? Family? Friends? If you don't get a long weekend, are you OK with that, or a little sad? (If you are Canadian, apply this to last weekend). I didn't have a long weekend. 142. Would you be interested in getting a kombucha starter and instructions on how to use it to easily make your own fermented, probiotic tea drink? No, thank you. 143. Anything from Villainess that strikes your fancy, either from their update or from the GC? Nothing in particular.
  16. therhoda

    CATCHING up

    What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? humm i dont really have one as my favorite scent is hellhound an i have two bottles Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting i admit it i have a decant order coming to me!! if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? oh yeah i have them but i have to wear posts although i love cool ones of those. Like the ones with little rocks and things 9/19 You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc? I would be in one of my newest tops and my good unholey jeans You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like? Unfortunately they havnt made expando rays yet I would love to be set loose in coldwater creek but they next have the sizes big enough for me You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable). WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? black humor normally not fit for public consumption Candy Corn? no I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? oh my goods l LOVE japanese candies!! If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it? weasley gets stoned on cat nip and gets fatter its very amusing If you have kids, what are they into? i have 3 now. My oldest loves My little ponies, my middle child loves littlest pet shop, the baby is 16 days and well so far she like to puke and so far loves sweet pea bags so her feet are free How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? I actually love them, but i am afraid of getting them torn Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want? she did one for me the last round and it was GREAT!! Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf?lisanut when she comes back, i have a lot of friends though and you can ask most of them If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc? actually i am on LJ therhoda (i have NO original names anywhere) but i never really use the paid things there. if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? for some reason i have always been fond of the fool would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? oh yes Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? good hot chocolate, cider, no coffee please Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? humm not gum canides could be good depending on the flavor Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) as long as its herbal either Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? i am on both although librarything is SO out of date and i dont ahve a to read list saddly i read so fast that its always what i am waiting to come out lists not waiting 9/18 Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? yes i am a reforming WoW player unfortunely my computer and my budget have been passed up by progress Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? nope but hubby Loves espresso Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? it would saddly be handed to hubby to use, now a caribou card so i can have egg nog steamers here soon wouldnt be sniffed at Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? the box alone is a win CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...? hehe oh yeah! i love blues and green and like interesting shaped things Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it?hummm not sure Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? nope Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? interview with a vampire on blue ray or dvd, i have an old vhs tape of it Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? humm i like their shea series of foot creams Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? humm maybe the same as what i would want beth to blend. Apples, what ever is so devine in hellhound and a bits of paper Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? havnt looked Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? humm i like lagers and some lambics depending on the fruit. are there any if MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? no I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? oh man i want our to reopen so MUCH!! but what i really really want is the body conditioner called Ro body conditioner that stuff is AMAZING Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? with a new baby travel is very very doubtful Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ? I have three kids under 7 disney is a way of life. I actually would love disney stuff dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this. not sure what these are or how they work but i am up for new scent things Do you lust after some new socks/tights? i am ALWAYS after new socks 9/17 Ninjas or Pirates? pirate ninjas Dayattbo! I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? *grabby hands* I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? not that i know of but if you think something says me then I am sure we can do something with it Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? dress the girls and have fun!! a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously? yes i am okay with this and if you need the info let me know through either the Sw lovelies or some other way Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? we are always interested in new things Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials? i SO want to learn how to quilt if someone has a patchwork tutorial i would be all over it Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? maybe but remember my allergies Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? nope not crafty although i admit i made an account to look at some things yewberry was talking about Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? NO Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! how do you like me now (toby keith), used to love her (but i had to kill her, from mr and mrs smith), Billy (james blunt), Oh My God (lily Allen), he lives in you (disney greats hits), rock n'roll (Led Zeppelin), i am a man of constant sorrow (instrupental), I wished on the moon (billie holiday), infinity (goku saiyuki soundtrack), dont leave me now (pink floyd) Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? random like sinfest comic, random dislike stupid people Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Powerthat has quite a wide selection. not that i can think off If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? i love snide witchee tshirts Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? kim mcElroy, ursula vernon, randal spangler If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images? not that i can think of off the top of my head (of course i am sleep deprived and brain dead right now) Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs? yeah i so want to try some of oof and Grr but i NEVER remember to get any I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish? No idea what is that (indie i mean)? I have to admit i LOVE opi as it last the longest on me. Anything that might last longer would be worth a try Stuffed things: yea or nay? not really we are up to our hips in stuffed around ehre mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? sounds good to me I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them? No idea brain so fried 9/16 Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) actually yes i would love cute silicone spatula stuff Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? sure but i am a xl What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? i like milk and some nuts I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? n/a Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? oh yeah gimme food I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible! i admit it i would so go to the shampoo isle and buy some new shampoo my hair is a mess What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants? i love Greek, Ethiopian, and Italian I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? not that i know of what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? let see i have MANY fandom and yes i would love a snarky tshirt but i really cant list them out Do you have an eReader and if so which one? i use my iphone so i use epblish Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? I DO but i never get to burn them due to supervision Marzipan? nope Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter? humm this might work i could try them i think Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail? no idea If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? spices would be cool to try If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? oh man fingerless gloves are one of my newest lusts Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? HAHA my girls think SW is like christmas for ALL of us. Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. Sounds yummy to me I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them? not i How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box sounds fascinating Last year, my wonderful witch Alethia adopted a bat for me from batworld.org, a bat rescue and sanctuary. Bat's World Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? no bats but wolves tigers and the occasional whale wouldn't go amiss
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    Switch Witch 2012 answers

    9/16 S’mores? Of course! What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. Puddin slipped in White Pumpkin Extract when I was at the BPAL booth at NYCC, which really made my day. Besides that, I can't actually think of one. Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) I LOVE spices, and kitchen supplies are also well loved. Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? I can never say no to pajama bottoms, especially Halloween ones. What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Dark! and chocolate with chilies or nuts, or really, anything. Also, I love milk. Rally any chocolate. I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter! Trader Joe's Apple Butter! Those chocolate pumpkin cookies! (I love Trader Joe's) I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible! Fluffy Halloween themed slippers. I have been looking for a pair for a while. I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? OMG, MAPLE SYRUP! Seriously, I love maple syrup. What are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? While I do love Dr. Who and Firefly, I think my biggest fandom is Lovecraft. I collect Lovecraft themed tees and I absolutely adore anything Miskatonic themed. Do you have an eReader and if so which one? I have a Nook and an iPad. On my iPad, I use the Kindle reader. Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? I love candles. My favorite candle is the Edgar Allen Poe candle from Paddywax, but I also love a good pumpkin scent. If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? I have never had TimTams, or other yummy Aussie goodies, so I will always say yes to them. BUT! I still have my koala from sunshinedaisybliss when bought some oils off her, so I know that Australia is filled with awesome things! If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? I am a knitter myself so I will always say yes to more amazing knitted goodies (as long as you're willing to give up the pattern so I can try it out myself!). Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? I have a pug who is a treat addict! HOWEVER! He only eats grain-free food because he smells if we feed him grainy foods. How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? I would love it! As long as it's not a taste of something gross... Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. YES TO BOTH! I love wild rice and maple syrup. Honestly, I LOVE all foods, so I won't complain about any foodie things to come my way. I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them? Swoon. Yes. Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? I. Love. Bats. 9/18 Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? I might be gone for a day or two, but nothing long-term. Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ? I'm not a huge Disney fan, but I love the Haunted Mansion. I even use clips from the ride as my ringtones! Stuffed things: yea or nay? Stuffed spooky things, yes. New Question: mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? Sounds fun! Yes! Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? YES! But I dislike white wine and hoppy beers. Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials? I keep trying to learn how to spin, but never got around to it. And I actively collect Halloween scraps for one day getting into scrapbooking. Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? I would be happy, but only if it's filled with caffeine and NOTHING fruity. I like just plain teas: Black, green, white, or Mate. Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? My handle there is stalecake, and I would love gift patterns! I live near this very cool Retro store (retrodrygoods.com) (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them? There would be squeeing! Lots and lots! Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? I like pumpkin ANYTHING. ANYTHING PUMPKIN, GIVE TO ME. What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? It has no style, since it's a tiny apartment kitchen. Normally, I use red appliances and Halloween tea towels (those ones from Martha Stewart!).
  18. I am ridiculous, wordy, and ridiculously wordy. Apologies for the massive walls of text, my lovely Witch! If you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? School of Athens, unless I'm silly and it exists, etc. I think I've already gushed about this painting when a favorite-painting type question was asked, but it really would be quite an excellent scent! Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Yes and no. It's more like, I'd like to be? Funny enough these examples mention making soap from scratch, because I've considered that. Then I just go read Fight Club again and pretend I have skills. (In short, I'm definitely curious but not very oriented. One might even say I'm quite disoriented, and would probably make a massive mess of a project like this. That isn't to say I wouldn't like having something to try, of course!) What's 'your' song/your theme song? I'm not sure if this would be my theme song, but I've always considered Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi my favorite song, and it'll always be my favorite song. What would be your superpower? That's always a super-tough one! I remember blanking and saying invisibility or something like that when I was asked that at my interview for my lifeguarding gig, of all places. I didn't really think it through, then, and now with some time to think about it, I think I'd say shapeshifting. There's something intriguing about having the capability of living different lives at different points in your one single life. (Does that sentence make any sense at all?) It'd be the one I'd want, though I don't know if it'd really suit me! Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I had a little phase when I was younger a few years ago (I think I was about thirteen) when I really wanted one. I never did end up getting one, and I think I'd still love to get one now. I'd definitely wear it, too, because after getting rid of my lifeguard rubber band, I could use some sort of bracelet! As for symbols, I'm probably just repeating myself here, but I'd love to see wings or poker chips or cards or anything of the sort. My other (yes, my other one lone) hobby would be writing, and if there's any symbol that could be included from that, that would be cool, too! (I also really like fire. Just. Randomly.) So, in short, a charm bracelet would be awesome! If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes? I wouldn't mind one, but I wouldn't be able to ask for any specifics, either. I've never actually had a cover for my phones, cameras, and so on and so forth. (Kettles can have covers? I will need to investigate, because I own a kettle for the first time in my life!) I definitely wouldn't mind some book covers, though they'd probably sit around for a while until I find just the perfect book to put them on! Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! Sure! This is, again, one of those things I don't particularly have a preference on. I do actually have quite a bit of trail mix sitting around the house, just little packets of snacks that my parents left here thinking I was going to starve to death. So there's no particular shortage of trail mix here, but I'm sure I wouldn't die if there were to be a bit more. Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? Absolutely! I probably beat this to death already in previous questions, but since I just moved to a new place, I'm still in the process of organizing everything and might not get around to finding a place to display such a lovely creation for a while, but I definitely wouldn't mind that as a gift! If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? I think I'm going to pass on this one, if only because I'm not very crafty. (Those things looks super expensive, too!) Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! Okay, okay. Serious answer would probably be a dark forest green. I'm not too sure if this is actually my favorite color, but I do own a lot of things (backpacks, skirts, etc) in this color and I do like everything I own in this color. I also quite like brown. Not-at-all serious answer is Mountbatten Pink. Not pink. Not puce. Not magenta. Mountbatten pink. What is your favorite word? This question is always ridiculously hard for me. I remember a few years ago (alright, more like seven) my favorite word was conspiracy. Nowadays I really like the sound of is abandon. I'm not entirely sure what I love about it, but it could be the completely negative meaning of abandon as a verb compared to phrases like reckless abandon. So many meanings packed into such a simple little word! I also really like the word disappear, but only due to its part in disappear here, from Less Than Zero, which is easily my favorite two word phrase. Would you be interested in getting a gently used BPAL tshirt from your Witch? I certainly wouldn't mind it! However, I definitely do have enough clothes for the moment, so I'm not in dire need of a new shirt and there's absolutely no need to go out of your way to attire me, dear Witch! What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? I'm never owned arm warmers, actually! Winter's coming up, so of course I wouldn't mind if I were to receive, but I think I'll survive just as well without them. As for the specifics, I'm not too sure. I think I've already gushed about my favorite colors, and as for all the rest, I'm no expert and would probably be happy with any sort! Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? I'm not sure what...any of this is! I can guess at what tealights and jar candles are, so to just answer for those two, I wouldn't mind receiving them, but I've never used anything of the sort much before in the life. What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? I think a question similar to this was asked in the questionnaire and I said something silly like the green and orange Skittles. WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS, or is now that I've actually processed the question correctly, that I do have quite a sweet tooth, but there's a limit to it and I get put off sweets for a good while when I hit that limit. I do also like salty things, but I need to watch my sodium intake especially when I start cooking on my own because I apparently really like salty things. Not a fan of things that a bitter, and not a huge fan of things that are sour. I also quite like things that a fizzy, though that's not exactly a flavor, and by which I mean I quite like soda. (I'm apparently the only person in the world that thinks Diet Coke just tastes better that regular Coke?) On a side note, and another weird note, I don't mind flat soda at all and actually quite like it! Not that I'm expecting flat soda or, really, any soda in my package, of course. Just a silly thing about myself aaand I'm rambling. So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? Unfortunately, nope! I've never been into online games much. There's something about having a game that has a story that I can play from beginning to end, that isn't about leveling up and waiting for the next patch or update and whatnot. Just regular ol' PC games for me! What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? I actually drink at Starbucks very, very rarely and I believe only when I've been given a giftcard. I don't find it particularly special, actually! I like the coffee I brew myself just as well, and for that I typically use those big ol' canisters of Folgers. (Which I really, really don't need any more of because I bought a new huge can after thinking I'd lost my old huge can and now have have two huge cans of the stuff just sitting around!) When I do go out to coffee shops, I typically go to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, which I discovered last year since it was on campus (and we didn't have any up in NorCal). I really love their iced tea, because it's just tea and ice and that's pretty much as healthy as iced tea can get! I don't really drink there much, either, and only did last year because I had hundreds of dining dollars to spend in a matter of weeks and, uh. Yeah. THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN, but it wasn't for lack of trying! Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? Nothing in particular! I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? No idea what this is! Assuming it's perfume, I think I'll pass because I'm honestly not that into perfume. (BPAL being the obvious exception.) What's your favorite kind of pizza? The combo option at Costco, probably. It's not that it's super awesome spectacular pizza, but it's pretty much the only pizza I've ever had. (Family just eats there after shopping for convenience!) Who are your style/fashion icons? Post pics if you want! As in. Models? Ohhh, dearest witch. You don't even want me to get started. Let's just say Leif Stacey, Stephan Haurholm (or Skittles From Heaven, really), Casey Taylor, Bogdan Angheluta, Gemma Ward, Anna Lundgaard, and can I just say Stephan Haurholm again because god. Hearts in eyes, forever. Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? Asian food markets in general, actually. I'll need to keep looking, because they must exist! What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel, like this? D'aww, that's adorable. I've got some plans for my mantle and desk and whatnot already, though, so I probably won't need anything more for that! (Something I discovered while packing, put into words by a friend, is that anything cute and soft will always stare you down and say, "What are you doing to do, not take me with you?" And this is how I end up with too much random junk in my too small condo.) Is there anything you like or would like to try from Bath & Body Works? I think I'll pass! I've never actually tried anything from this place, and actually thought for a long time that it was basically the same thing as Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Uhm. Whoops! Anyway, I certainly wouldn't mind anything from there, but there's nothing in particular I'm dying to have! Look down. What are you wearing, right now? Ohhh, no. This question caught me rolling right out of bed (at noon, yes; so much shame) and onto my laptop to check the Switch Witch thread. I'm just wearing some shorts and a t-shirt right now, which is what I usually sleep in! It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything? I'd probably loll around in bed and write all day, anything and everything. For hours and hours and hours without doing anything else at all. Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? Sure! I definitely wouldn't mind. Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood? I spin around three times and get into my nest. More seriously: I check all of my phone alarms to make sure they'll actually ring in the morning, because they're sort of janky and sometimes reset themselves to some quiet little tune that won't wake me up. I really do need to score myself a proper alarm clock eventually! Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts? I've not heard of these! Princess Bride? Yay or nay? Sure! I think I've actually seen the film only once, and a very long time ago when I was too little to remember much of it. I get most of the references just because they're made so often, and could probably do with a rewatch! Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? I've been seeing a lot of talk about salted caramel or something of the sort? Never heard of it before, but it sound pretty delicious! What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? I have this blanket/comforter/I-don't-even-know-what-to-call-it that's just the most comfortable thing I've ever hugged, and I love it to death. I have no idea what it is, what it's made of, or anything about it, really, so I'm kind of at a loss whenever I think about what I'll do if this one ever, uh, breaks. Not to say that. These things. Uh. Really break. (Well, the question did say totally random!) Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in? I'm going to say no here, because I do know how expensive shipping from Canada is! There's nothing in particular I'd really love to have and nothing in particular I'd hate to have, but the shipping fees always make me cringe! Favorite fairy tale? I'm tempted to just stick with Icarus because I don't honestly know all that much about many fairy tales. I've been seeing a lot of talk about Disney movies in relation to this question, I think, and I'm not too into Disney movies, either, except I love the Sword in the Stone to bits and pieces. (And, well, Meet the Robinsons, but that's not a fairy tale at all.) I do quite like Snow White, I guess? Just for being that traditional childhood fairy tale and whatnot. (On a completely random note, the Brothers Grimm? I didn't recognize Matt Damon or Heath Ledger until the second watch-through. By which I mean, WHY DID I WATCH THIS TWICE. /random tangent) What is something people are always surprised to learn about you? My tastes in music, generally. I'm a pretty huge fan of country music, and I do literally listen to anything. (I think my most listened to bands in the past few days are something like The Band Perry, Bon Jovi, Neon Indian, Ludo, and Bright Eyes. I don't even. I remember answering a question about music I don't listen to in my questionnaire, and I said rap, and apparently that's not actually true.) So. Yes. That. People are definitely surprised to find out I listen to country music, and even more surprised (if they ever choose to believe me, which they rarely, rarely do) that I listen to pretty much all kinds of music. If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be? I always thought Cherry Darling was the most fantastic go-go dancer name ever. That aside, Roman Holiday. Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable? I have, actually! Or at least taken a test similar to this one. Several times. I can never really remember my results. I'll try to remember to take this test again and get some results, and if they're important and I do forget, feel free to prod me to get into it, dear Witch! ETA: Analytical! Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside? I think I'm alright with puppets and whatnot, but maybe only because I've never had to be exposed to them much. I've never been into the Muppets, but I like Avenue Q? (Well, I like the music of Avenue Q; never seen a bit of it myself.) I'm also a complete sissy when it comes to spiders. I don't mind seeing pictures of them, for the most part, but I just freeze in terror when I actually see one near me. What level of contact were you hoping for from your witch? I honestly put that I didn't request anything in particular. This being my first ever round of switch witch, I just wanted to be a great witchee to a great witch. That said, I am so glad to have you, my lovely Witch. Two things that I've realized since starting this round are that it's incredibly, incredibly awesome to have a high-contact witch and that it's ridiculously fun to be a high contact witch! I'm positively amazed by my switch witch experience, and I'm sure I will continue to be. Here's hoping I'll be a fun witchee and witch to have as well! JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee? Aww, as adorable as those look, I think I would prefer regular ol' soda in bulk from Costco. It's a really interesting idea from that company, but I'm not overly interested in any and probably wouldn't want to spend the money on those packs. Along this line...Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to? I lived in the Bay Area for something like a bajillion years until I just moved two weeks ago, and I always thought about going to the Winchester Mystery House, but never did. (I'm not sure why I thought about going, to be quite honest.) As for where I live now, I'm not too sure if there's anything local! I'm sure there is, and I've just yet to find out about it yet. It's Banned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out? Augh, this gives me creepy-crawlie feelings all under my skin. Censorship is something I'm hugely, one hundred percent, veryveryvery strongly against. It stems from a whole list of things, but mainly our school board in senior year of high school. They banned Bastard Out of Carolina and refused to let our AP Lit teacher actually teach the book in class. My main issue with this is that they didn't ban it (and, yes, I did go on ahead and read the book anyway) because of the somewhat explicit scenes of masturbation or even of the somewhat (I say somewhat because Beloved, which we were permitted to study, contained a far more explicit scene) explicit scene of rape, and we all know they didn't ban it for these reasons because they did not read the book. It was a board of four or five people, I believe, and out of them, one single person read the book. That person? Was the only one to say yes. So, uhm, as indicated by all this wild and random rambling (and to think all I wanted to say, really, and that argh! people! stop banning books just because of the title! which has the word bastard! meaning the female lead's mother is not married to the female lead's father for crying out loud) I'm not a fan of censorship at all. That said, I could probably do with a copy of Brave New World. I keep coming across Island sitting on my bookshelf, but I can never find Brave New World. (This is, I realize, probably because I never owned a hard copy and read it off the AP reader we got in class senior year of high school. OH SO THIS YOU LET US TEACH, EH?) What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours? I'm so out of the loop when it comes to purses that I don't even know what some of these terms mean. (Crossbody? I'm guessing that means it has a strap long enough to cross it over your shoulders?) But, to answer the question! I don't actually use purses much at all. I always just have my backpack, which is a messenger bag that goes over my shoulder. I'm thinking of grabbing a new cloth one in the future, because I've been using this one for a while now. Though, I don't suppose that counts as a purse! What kind of bear is best? Baby ones. Before they get the teeth and stuff. Yeah. Do you drink wine? Not. Uhm. Legally? (And, honestly, not often. My father says a bit of red wine with dinner is good for your health and my parents share something like a quarter or a half of a glass every night with their meal, so I've had the handful of sips throughout my lifetime. I also used to live quite close to Napa, so I've been to the wineries there and wine looks really interesting, but alas, no tasting for me just yet!) Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series? I wasn't around to see them at all, actually, but probably not! I store my imps in ammo boxes, and maybe went a bit overboard with them after filling up three 50-slot ones to the brim. Now I probably have more space for imps than I'll ever need! (Just watch me come by more than 350 imps somehow and subsequently have to eat those words.) Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal? I wouldn't mind trying it (the loads of candy is a bit tempting), but I don't think I'd want anyone to spring for a bottle for me. It doesn't look like something I'm sure to fall in love with! You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they? Uhm. Let's see. Maybe something from Paintbox Soapworks? (Since finding out about it, I've become thoroughly addicted!) And definitely some magnets. I've been cleaning house and realized I really need some magnets. And...Brita filters? For my new water filter thing? (Oh man, I'm so practical sometimes it's just deathly boring.) I think those might run more than twenty bucks, though. Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update? I haven't looked! I'm determined to avoid any new perfume obsessions, but I'm sure you know me well enough by now, dear witch, to choose scents I'd love if you do branch out to other companies! Describe your sense of humour. Oh. Hrm. Tongue-in-cheek? I think I have phases of what sort of humor I enjoy in my media, and I'm really prone to mimicking humor. I've had my fling with dark humor a while ago, and I'll always have this nice on-and-off relationship with sarcasm. I think I like slapstick, but I haven't had much experience with it. (We saw this movie called The Bank Dick in our film class in high school, and it was pretty fantastic.) British humor is totally the bomb, too. I've never been too into bro-humor, especially bro-humor movies, though for whatever weird reason I thought the Hangover was pretty enjoyable. I especially like humor that doesn't hurt anyone? And I usually get my laughs from the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, if that helps. And I'm not sure why this answer is getting so long-winded, but! Yes. Tongue-in-cheek, I'd say. Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?) I actually don't think I'd get much use out of one, even though I know I should and they're great for the environment. I don't know if anyone else does this, but for the little trash cans around our house (bathroom and kitchen and whatnot), we've always just used the plastic bags from grocery stores? So, yeah, I actually do typically grab the plastic bags at grocery stores! As a witchee, would you want your witch to reveal, or is staying ninja/secret okay/preferable? As a witch, would you prefer to not reveal/stay ninja? Whatever makes my witch the most comfortable is what I'd want, but my witch is just so amazing that I would love it if they'd revealed! As for me, personally, I think I'll probably reveal-- probably before the end of the round, even! I'm just not all that great at keeping secrets! Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent? I...don't know. I think the patchouli would kill it for me, but the cacao and vanilla (and even tobacco!) sound kind of amazing. No idea! Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? This is another thing I'm going to have to check out! Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could? Just GQ, at the moment. I keep telling myself I'm going to renew my subscription (well, sign up for a new subscription since I can't even access the details of my old one), and then forgetting all about it! Oh, does anyone else do the good-luck-trinkets-on-your-person thing? Not really, though I don't mind having trinkets lying around! Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee? Never heard of it, actually! What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? I haven't explored Sock Dreams much since hearing about it here, but from what little I've seen, I don't think I'll be interested in much. I'm a pretty boring-regular socks type of person! Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now? Tekkonkinkret! It makes no sense to me that I don't own this, because it isn't exactly expensive but just augh. I guess I just keep forgetting to buy it! I definitely need to get this on my shopping list. Is there a song on iTunes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Most of them, I'd say. I listen to all the Bon Jovi in the world (all of which I have), whatever country music is on the radio (most of which I do not have), and everything that my musical friend sends my way (all of which I have). I'm not sure if I could pinpoint a song that I haven't downloaded that I do want. Ringtones, on the other hand... I could really use me some ringtones. (Just for my iTouch. For my phone, I use Audacity to make my own!) Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? Erm. I'm going to go with Less Than Zero, but specifically the first edition with the cover that features the by Wayfarer style sunglasses with one blue lense and one red lense? I've only ever seen one copy, and of course snatched it up. Then I lent it away to someone because it was either that copy or my signed copy that I was going to lend (only had two at the time!), and she hasn't given it back. I do think she intends to the next time we meet up (because, pff, she still has my skateboard, too), but I'm on the hunt for another copy anyway! Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or PG)? Pokemon White or Black. I'm not actually embarrassed to be seen buying it, really, because adults can play Pokemon, too, damn it! What's kind of too embarrassing is that I'm a (mostly) jobless college kid still pretty dependent on her parents, and even if Pokemon is a totally legitimate adult game, I shouldn't be spending that much money on a game at all. The shame would be endless! What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? I'm in dire need of some magnets. I mentioned at one point that I needed a vegetable peeler, but my dearest Witch, I'm sorry to have to confess that I did cave and buy myself one. Those carrots and cucumbers weren't going to last much longer sitting in my fridge! Tell me about something you like, and why you like it. So, I like poker. I like poker a lot. I like the cards, aesthetically, especially the red Bicycle packs. I like the games, anything from Texas Hold'em to Razz to Badugi. (Alright, that's a lie. I fffing hate Badugi.) And I love it like anyone else would love a favorite sport. It's obviously not a physical sport, but I'm always going to maintain that it's a sport. There's professional players, there's professional teams, and there's a world series of it. All of which are such awesome things. (Well, FullTilt excepted. I don't know how I feel about them right now after the way they handed the Black Friday online poker shut down debacle.) What I love most, arguably, is the players. There's so many interesting characters to be found, and they aren't touched in the way so many celebrities are. I love the economy of the whole thing, too. Yes, people like Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu are throwing around literal millions (over ten, let's just say) of dollars, but they're throwing it around within the game. Each player has a bankroll, and they keep their bankroll focused on poker. Not to say it never happens, but for the most part, they don't blow the nine million dollars they will on luxury cars or beach houses or sports gambling (oh, god, Peter Eastgate, you poor stupid boy). They keep it, for the most part, in their neat little bankroll that goes back into poker. It's a circulation! And. And, uhm, now I'm just rambling hardcore so I will stop all this with what's probably the most important reason I love poker: the players are really awesome. If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy? I was going to take a wild guess and ask if MMU was Make Up Alley, but then I realized that didn't make any sense at all. (herpaderp) So, I think it's safe to say I'm not the MMU type a witchee. No idea what that is! For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? No candles for me! I'm terrified of leaving open flames around the house because knowing me, I really will just forget and leave for school for a few hours. Am I the only one? Does anyone else like collector Barbies? I've never really been the Barbie type!
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    Fall 2011 SW ketchup!

    September 15th interested in anything from Lush? Nothing immediately comes to mind, but I've used some of their soap before, and it's nice. Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc? I've been meaning to get back into blogging, but I haven't really done so yet. When I do, I'd rather come up with my own design, I think. Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? Yes! do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? Om nom nom nom. How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also. I've never looked at Groupon before. I am intrigued! September 14th Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? Nerdy awkward scientist musician cartoonist Californian cat-owner asexual How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? I think you need a permit to ship alcohol within/to California, so this is probably a bad idea. What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) I definitely live somewhere where the fudge would melt, but I do love fudge. Brownies a little less so; for some reason, chocolatey cakey things kind of knock me out. Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Love it! Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE Does anyone like kimchi? Yes! Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Not particularly. You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? Oh dear. Uh. From the Lab, bottles of Tree of Life, Pallas Athene, Carceri d'Invenzione, Elegy IX: The Autumnal, Mictecacihuatl, Nothing But Death, The Night Hag Visiting the Lapland Witches, Triumph of Death, The Seekim, and the Zoom. Go go Salons and LEs! Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? I'd never heard of them before. That Old Masters set looks interesting; I love how it's packaged. Also intrigued by Cicada, all the more so because BPAL's Brood XIX didn't work on me. Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes I wouldn't say I'm obsessive, but I follow the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL and the San Francisco Giants in MLB. How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I really like nice notebooks and writing paper. My problem is that I'm never completely sure what to put in them. I figure I should use nice paper for out-of-the-ordinary things, and then I never figure out what the things are. I need to convince myself it's totally fine to take physics notes in a Moleskine, for example! Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I'd rather not have it all over my apartment. It's already messy enough in here! Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? What is this? Do tell? How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I have two real cats. They'd probably chew on any plush toys that showed up. (Either that or they'd be afraid of them. They're a little pathetic.) how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? I like those! But I've already labeled all my BPAL bottles. When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Sleep! And tea. And my purring cats. What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) I'm actually really not terribly fixated on creature comforts, for the most part. I like a nice comfortable bed in a room that's a little bit chilly, so I can curl up and sleep. None of this it's-85-degrees-at-night crap. I am far more interested in places and experience than little comforts. I would love for my comfy bed in a slightly chilly room to be in San Francisco, with a window that looks out onto some picturesque part of the cityscape. I would also love for the room to have an infinite coffee supply, and a computer chair that doesn't make my back sore. Simple things, I guess! (Oh, wait, does finding clothing that actually fits me count here? I would love to find pants that I don't have to get hemmed or shirts that aren't too long, even if they're the right width.) What do you really NOT want? No makeup! I'm a guy, and I won't wear it! September 13th How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? Kitchen towels are always useful. If they're really pretty/artistic, though, I'd feel bad about actually using them for kitchen cleanup. How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? Grey khakis, grey shoes, button down shirt that's plaid in shades of dark and light greyish green, blue, and white. I hate getting dressed up, honestly. Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) Yes! They're especially nice for long plane rides, and I've been traveling a lot lately. Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Definitely! I drink lots of coffee and tea. September 12th Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? No thanks. I don't have an e-reader. I'd much prefer actual paper books. If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now? I don't have kids, and I have no plans to ever have them. Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) I have so many bags. I probably do not need more bags. Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? I'm not sure if this counts as pattern or motif so much as theme, but if it's related to geology or to San Francisco, that's a good thing! I also like the idea of incorporating patterns related to these things (ie. mineral structures or seismograms or elements of the architectural design of various SF landmarks) more subtly into, say, an article of clothing. If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? I like trying all sorts of tea! This includes black, green, white, red, tisane, etc. I'm good with loose or bagged. September 11th I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) I don't mind them! Even used clothing, if it's in good condition, doesn't bother me. Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly? I don't have one. The idea occasionally crosses my mind, but then I think about how little time I'd have to consistently make things to sell in it, I convince myself to not even try. I also try not to browse the site that often, because I don't have a whole lot of extra money. It's a dangerous place! Haha. Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? A postcard from my Witch is always good! Disneyland specifically doesn't excite me that much, though, since it's quite local to me. What are your favorite types of Halloween candy? I am a fan of candy in general. In terms of very Halloween-specific, though? Those pumpkin spice Hershey kisses are fantastic. Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? All of the above. Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? I've never really gotten into bead craft. Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! Love! Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? Handmade things are awesome! That said, it is almost never scarf weather here. This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? I like rocks! Though, as a geologist, I like them even better in their natural unpolished state. And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? Think Geek is another site at which I don't look too closely, because then I'll be tempted to buy things. So, no particular thing comes to mind, but I'm always struck by the OOH SHINY GADGET factor whenever I do visit the site. Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share? Boards? In what context? Message boards? September 10th What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? I'm not even sure! I would say I'm obsessing most over a place, not a person. are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? Discord and Proscription both sound very good. If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat? Both of my cats adore catnip. One of my previous witches sent them catnip beanbags, which led to hilarious behavior. They like small toys they can bat around, but they sometimes get bored with those in favor of random strips of plastic, because they're weirdos. They both like dangly feathery toys, too. What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? Oh jeez, I don't know. There are a few Salons I haven't bought because they're more expensive, but I could still get them. As for stuff I'm definitely not getting more of? I do wish I could've had bottles, not just frimps, of Tinfoil Hat and Leipreachan. I also have a little bitty bit of Skadi, which is gorgeous. Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? I hesitate to speak for wall space, because I don't know how much I'll have once I move. I'd steer away from stuff to hang on walls for this round, really. If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase? I'm not into this stuff. Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? YES. Very much yes. Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc) Ever since I went on a long road trip with a friend who had a bunch of this stuff in his car, I've been meaning to get some Decemberists, Iron & Wine, and Death Cab for Cutie albums. I am always glad to be exposed to new music, also! In terms of format, I like actual CDs, but mp3s are good, too. Are you going away for any part of this round? I will be away from 22-29 September, 15-18 October, and 11-13 November. Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Absolutely yes! If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Sure! And I'm likely to include such things in my own witching activities, unless told not to. Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? I do! I like going for walks when the weather permits. I also like hiking. I recently bought a bicycle, and have been enjoying riding it. Exercise activities that allow me to be outside and see things in the process are my favorites, definitely, though I do also go to the gym, in all its boring glory. Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? I don't have a Ravelry account. I did learn to knit this summer, but I am still very much a n00b. Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? I spend SO much time at my desk. I appreciate nice pens and things, but my desk tends to eat supplies. Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? I am! Some of my particular favorites are Into the Woods, Wicked, The Secret Garden, Fiddler on the Roof, Spamalot, and Chicago. I haven't been to see one in a while, and I should fix that. September 9th Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? I don't burn incense. It makes me a little sneezy. - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? I enjoy the series! I've never been heavily involved in the fandom, but I like it, and I'm definitely a Ravenclaw. SUCH a Ravenclaw. - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? The main things that come to mind are Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Blick, Blue Bottle Coffee, and REI. Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? Not particularly, but in a more general sense, the idea of animism appeals to me. It's kind of a natural extension of all of those personified inanimate things that I draw, I guess. If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture! I haven't been RPing lately. I'd say any of my RP characters are outdated at this point. If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality! When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? I like to sit down with my cats and just relax. I'll usually have some TV on in the background and may draw some pictures, but I may also just spend the time looking at mindless things online. Depending on what kind of day it was, tea, chocolate, or wine might be involved. But at the very least, just sitting and petting the cats. What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I love comics! Some particular favorites of mine are Sandman, Fables, Watchmen, The Unwritten, Irredeemable, Scott Pilgrim. I've been meaning to read Y: The Last Man, and also Incorruptible. There are others I always think look interesting when I go to a comic store, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? I play entirely too many musical instruments: violin, viola, piano, viola da gamba, recorder, crumhorn, guitarron, mandolin, and several Javanese gamelan instruments. Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? I don't garden. I'd love to, but I don't have space in which to grow things. Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? I don't decorate for Halloween. I really only have an apartment door facing the rest of the apartment complex, anyway. Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? I'm not sure if these really count, but San Francisco's landmarks in general are meaningful to me. Also, seismograms. Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?: I like them on principle, but I've never really done any of them. September 8th From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? Elegy IX: The Autumnal, Nothing But Death, Black Apple of Saturn, The Night Hag Visiting the Lapland Witches, Triumph of Death, Mictecacihuatl, The Seekim, The Zoom. Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? I'm not. Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? I don't have a single favorite. Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... Hmm. I've never really used candles, so I don't know. It would be fantastic to have one that captured the scent of a cool foggy night by the water, especially since I live in the desert. I guess it would have to be blueish grey. Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? It generally doesn't get cold enough here to warrant wearing knitted things, but socks are still good. I like blues and greens and greasy. Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Sure! No specifics come to mind, though. What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Uhh. There are a couple. Tenochtitlan, Lear, Yorick, and Cathode immediately come to mind. Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? I don't do Ravelry. I am an epic n00b at knitting. I am still in the "knit rectangular things" phase. Social Media? I'm on Twitter pretty regularly, same username as here. I'm also on Tumblr, with this same username. I have a Facebook, but I rarely check it. I've been meaning to start a more standard blog. Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? Not at the moment. Thinking of pulling one together for Blick art supplies, though. Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? I have a Mac. What is your favorite animal? Oh jeez, I have no idea. I guess I could cop out and say my two particular cats are my favorites. Some more general favorites: foxes, otters, martens, cheetahs. What are you going to be for Halloween? Probably a personified cable car. Like so, except not Christmasy: http://mitya.deviantart.com/art/Cable-Car-olers-190931587 If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.) I don't wear jewelry. I also hesitate to get new wall art right before I move. How do you feel about nick-knacks? I like small goofy stuff! It is always in danger of being appropriated by the cats, though. What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? My family actually doesn't have much in the way of traditions. There was a general sequence of events and guests associate with Christmas, but even that has dissipated in the past few years. I have no real individual traditions, either, though I'm trying to make a habit of going to San Francisco for major anniversaries related to its history. I can't wait until I live there, though, and don't have to travel for these things. Do you like going to the movies? I always enjoy myself when I do go, but I rarely go. What are your favorite restaurants? There's a tapas place called Sevilla that's basically the best restaurant in Riverside. This really isn't much of a restaurant town, though. In Los Angeles, I like Kobawoo House for Korean food. In San Francisco, I like Borobudur, House of Nanking, Fang, Higher Grounds, Moki's Sushi, Epicenter Cafe, and plenty of others. Do you play any video games? Not really. Do you like any anime? I don't really know any anime. Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? I don't have any of those. how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? I don't wear jewelry. How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? Recipes are good, especially if they're fairly foolproof. I am not terribly good at cooking, and would love to be able to make tasty things without screwing up. Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? I am doing pretty well for storage space right now, but I would never turn down a handmade box. Muppets: yea or nay? Yea. Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? I like all of those. Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite among those. Favorite Mythological Creature?: I dunno. Gryphons are pretty cool. Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers No thanks. Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now?? Still no thanks.
  20. SO MANY QUESTIONS. Extra Questions From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? I already ordered a huge load of decants and will be getting a bottle of Sonnet D’Automne to accompany my Pallas Athene, but here’s what I held off on when I realized I was about to spend nearly $200 on perfume samples: The Changeling Death Embraces a Young Woman Expressive Head The Night Hag Visiting the Lapland Witches Post-Mortem Laureatus The Seekim The Wiley Grasser Autumn Cider Devil’s Night 2011 Elegy IX: The Autumnal Le Revenant Mictecacihuatl October 2011 Pumpkin Latte 2011 Pumpkin Princess Samhain 2011 Samhainophobia 2011 The Vampire Bride Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? I’m a compulsive nail-biter, so there’s not much space for polishing. I like purple, blue, and silver for my toes, though. Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? Not off the top of my head. Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... Jar or pillar, probably. Something I could light while I'm taking a bath, as my room's a fire hazard. Scentwise, I don't like craft-store sort of scents, but I do enjoy cinnamon, vanilla, orange, maybe lavender paired with a warm note, and most of the notes I like in perfumes. Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? Yes! I adore scarves and hats. Purple, blue, gray, green, black, brown, red – dark colors. Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Mm, yes. What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Bathsheba, for ones I haven’t even tried yet. The ones I keep meaning to get bottles of are Ehecatl, Belle Epoque, Swank, Jezebel, and Vixen. Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? Not a yarnie. Social Media? I'm on Facebook. Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? Nope, but I can work on those. Don’t really need much of an excuse for window shopping. Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC. What is your favorite animal? Elephants. What are you going to be for Halloween? Hard question! I don't really have anywhere to go for Halloween, but I love to dress up. I keep wanting to do something steampunk-y, but I'd like to get a corset for that and haven't yet. I want to make a costume for the Ren Faire this year, too, so maybe I'll do that for Halloween. If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.) I really like oil painting pendants and earrings, but I don’t have any. Hm, I like ships and astronomy. How do you feel about nick-knacks? About the same as a drowning person feels about water. What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Going to my grandparents' for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Independence Day. Do you like going to the movies? Very much so. What are your favorite restaurants? The Lebanese Taverna, DC Thai Diner Too, Carytown in Richmond, VA Market Cross Pub and Brewery, Carlisle, PA Sticky Rice, Richmond, VA The Little Grill, Harrisonburg, VA Clementine’s, Harrisonburg, VA Issei Noodle, Carlisle, PA Sweet Frog Do you play any video games? Not really. Do you like any anime? Yes, but I don't watch it all that often, so I never remember which series I like. Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? Just got a Droid Charge, but I have a case. How much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? Extremely. How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? Yes, please! Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? I need an imp box and possibly a second box for all of the bottles that don’t fit in the first. Muppets: yea or nay? Yea! Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? I like all of those, as well as Dilbert, Fox Trot, and others I'm not remembering. Favorite Mythological Creature?: I'm a fan of dragons and unicorns. Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers Yep. Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? Again, my room is a fire hazard right now. When I move out next year, I'd like to try burning incense, though! If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? World Market, 10,000 Villages, Amazon, any book store, Threadless, Adagio, ThinkGeek, any place that sells gourmet food/chocolate (I love Vosges Goji bars!) or interesting alcohol. What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I like them, but I get busy and have trouble keeping up sometimes. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Tea (black with milk and demerara sugar) and Pride and Prejudice or Aubreyad books or movies (the 1995 BBC miniseries for P&P). Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? Not really, but I do enjoy all of those! I'm especially fond of Arthurian legend and Welsh mythology, I suppose. If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period. This is the hardest question EVAR. Can I just have a TARDIS? What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? Actor, probably Colin Morgan. No director I can think of, and Patrick O'Brian for author and Queen for music. Are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? Discord, Twistappel, and Bonfire Days sound great. Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Very much so! I'm definitely a Ravenclaw. If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture! Haven't in a while, so there's not a current character I'd like art for. Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? Yep! Piano and clarinet, and I really want a cello. Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? No, thank you. Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? Again, waiting until I move out. Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? Not really. Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc? Those all sound good! Pet Gifts: No, thanks. There are way too many people in the house spoiling them already! What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? The Fan Dancer prototype, PL176, and Jonathan's Coffee House. Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? Muchas! Most Art Nouveau and Art Deco stuff. Currently don’t have wall space, but when I move out next year, I will. If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase? Not really into makeup. Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? Emphatic YES. I love trying new coffees and teas! To give an idea of my tastes: My favorite coffee is Moka Java, and I love rooibos/honeybush tea and Tazo Passion and that one with cinnamon and star anise. I don’t really like nut flavors, and I prefer flavored coffee to be decaf, since I just want straight up black coffee in the morning. Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? I'm happy with mp3s. My music collection is woefully small, so I'll take pretty much anything. Actually, if you have audiocassettes of Queen, Bowie, The Kinks, AC/DC, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, or anything of that nature, I'd go for that! The radio at work doesn't get very good reception but does have a tape deck. If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Yes, please! Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? I like biking, kayaking, and hiking. Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? I don’t do Ravelry. Never learned to knit. Are you going away for any part of this round? I’d like to travel somewhere, but no significant trips planned, alas. Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? No desk space at the moment! Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? I love Spamalot (and Monty Python in general) and would like to branch out. I'm most wanting to see Avenue Q, Wicked, and The Book of Mormon. How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? Excellent! Less I have to buy for next year. How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? This excellent black fringe-y dress that looks '20s-ish. Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Always! Do you like puzzles and stuff? Yep. Jigsaw and logic. How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? Please! Samplers of whatever - I'm still finding out what I like. I know whiskey, bourbon, and rum are good. Does anyone like kimchi? I think so. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Yes. You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? My entire wishlist that's available on the sites. Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? I shall edit once I've checked them out! Probably so. Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes? Not totally obsessed, but I love watching soccer. DC United, all the way! How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? Love those journals that look like old books. Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I don't mind it either way. Fudge? NOM. Mochi? ALSO NOM. Compressed tea? Dunno what it is, but tea is good. Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? Nope. How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I like them, but I don't really need any more. I have truckloads, srsly. When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Mint tea and costume dramas. What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) Mostly I think of food - gourmet meals, fancy chocolates, and expensive wine/liquor. What do you really NOT want? Licorice or wintergreen; candy corn; knicknacks I don't have any space for. How interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Quite! I'm OCD about putting dates on mine, though. What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) They are too delicious to ruin by adding nuts or raisins. Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Love them! If I can't travel myself, I will live vicariously. Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? Sadly, no. None planned yet, anyway. Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific? Cook at home. I'd definitely like cookbooks and interesting spices. I kind of go through phases cooking foods from different regions. Right now, I'm coming out of a Thai phase and seem to be entering Spanish. I'd also love that garlic cookbook that was apparently popular last round. NOM. New question: How do you feel about maple syrup? Meh. I like it on pancakes and bacon, but it's pretty sweet for me. Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work. Racy cards are fine. I'm not opening any cards on a work computer, so a warning isn't necessary. Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay) YAY, very much so. I've only really seen the new series (not the past couple episodes, though, because my internet is being a jerk), but I'd love to get into the older eps, too. I love pretty much all main characters except Rose. I'm a little afraid to admit that she grated somewhat. Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney? Creepy and dark fairytales are good. How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? Too sweet for me to eat one all at once, but I can't ever help myself. Just have to suffer through. Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) I love the design on the third one, but the shape doesn't appeal to me as much as the strappy ones. That said, they're all pretty sweet. Anyone love Buffy/Angel? Yes! I've only seen midway through season 2 of Buffy, though, because my internet is not great. Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear? Ha, t-shirts are about 70% of my wardrobe. I'd love one! I'm a medium or small, depending on the brand. Definitely a small for men's shirts. Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? OMG YES. I've only seen a few movies, TOS, and TNG, but I adore those and would like to see the others. Favorite character is Spock. How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? LOVE. Especially sour gummy worms! Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? I've got some listed on my Amazon wishlist. Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yoga-socks If so, what color? I think my toes would freeze, but I really like the marble-y blue/green! Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? Hadn't heard of them before, but those are really cool! Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? No, thanks, nowhere to put it right now. Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Stephen Maturin! Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? Caffeinated Death! Also, Reign in Hell, Serve in Heaven, Dancing in the Boneyard, Dia de lost Muertos, Edict of Worms, Haint, Ruby Crow, and Zombie's Cucumber look interesting. I've never tried Arcana before, though, so I don't know which notes of theirs work on me. So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? I don't know how my parents would be with me meeting people from the internet at home, and my house smells like dogs. I'm also incredibly shy and socially awkward. Meet-up in a group would be awesome, though! How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? I've never seen this franken polish before, but I am intrigued. Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I could really use some lip balm. I keep losing mine. Don't really have a favorite brand - I'm open to trying new ones! I just don't like lip balm to be overly oily, glittery, coconut, or foody. Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork) Yes! I'd love fountain or calligraphy pens. How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) I don't really draw or paint much, because I'm always reading in my down time. I'd like to start, though! If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? Lime Perrier, expensive chocolate, and maybe some Burt's Bess stuff. Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? My taste is kind of all over the place. Let me know if you want more specifics. Would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works Looks neat, but I don't go through notebooks fast enough. Amigurumi, yes or no? Don't know what I'd do with them. Sooo...Cthulhu: yay or nay? Yay. Name your 3 favorite scents for candles. No idea, really. I haven't burned candles in ages. Nothing foody, though! If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from.) Merlin and Arthur action figures! I love Crunchie bars and mint Aeros from the UK, and if my witch has access to the Finnish vodka cordials I got in Moscow, I would possibly cry tears of joy. Or if s/he sent crates and crates of fizzy lemonade, or Schwepps Bitter Lemon or Cranberry Spice flavors. (This is a magical world where international shipping is free and doesn't mind liquids. ) Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? Green beans, garlic, and cucumbers would be great pickled, and canned fruit that isn't peaches. I love berry preserves. What would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? The order I've been meaning to place but haven't yet: Sonnet d'Automne and Pallas Athene. Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Travel more. The reason I keep putting it off is that I am either broke or spending all my money on day trips to keep me from getting restless when I'm not going on a big trip. I also want to make a costume for the Renaissance Festival, but I think I'm actually going to do that this year! Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! Ooh, what sort of geologic significance? Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? I have some from a Halloween costume when I was about 6, but I doubt they still fit. I think they were fabric attached to the leotard, anyway. So much fun for twirling! Have you ever tried the coffee spoons, which are flavored chocolates on a spoon that you use to flavor your coffee? No, I don't like too much sugar in coffee. I drink it black and unsweetened most of the time, and always in the morning. Ever tried a soap from Paintbox Soapworks? No, but I'd really like to! How do you feel about terrariums? Nifty, but I have no place to put one. What's your favorite horror movie? Don't really watch them often, but I tend to prefer more psychological than gore. Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? YAY! I do like Darcy and P&P, but my favorite of her books is Persuasion (it's probably the Navy/Age of Sail connection), and my favorite romantic lead is Henry Tilney. Is it weird that I swoon over his speech about the word "nice"? He is snarky and knows about language history and lives in an abbey. What more could you want in a man? Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? OMG SO MUCH. I like Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, Edwardian...actually any historical period would be fantastic. If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? The whole package. Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Certainly. Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Yes! I love to learn new things. If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? Scarf! Heavy or light would be great, as long as it's not wool or similarly scratchy. Random songs: 1. The Only One (live) - Abney Park 2. Subbacultcha - The Pixies 3. Boys on the Docks (live) - The Dropkick Murphys 4. Six to Go - The Pogues 5. Whisper - Morphine 6. Rope on Fire - Morphine (Two Morphine in a row, shuffle? Really?) 7. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles 8. The Torch - The Dropkick Murphys (I seriously have more artists on my iPod than this list would suggest ) 9. White City - The Pogues (WTF!) 10. Bermudy - Mumiy Troll' So that wasn't particularly representative, since three artists got repeated somehow. Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? Don't really wear charm bracelets, but iletaitunefois's origami jewelry sounds lovely.
  21. From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? Before seeing notes, Halloween: Las Vegas was the one I was most excited for. (I'm absolutely in love with the city.) After seeing the notes, I think I'm leaning more towards Sonnet D'Automne! Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? Not too into nail polish, though maybe I should be! I don't own any, and I've never used any. I'm still cursed with the terrible habit of biting my nails, and I'll need to break this before even thinking about nail polish! Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? My favorite line from a book is straight out of Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis: "An image of Julian in fifth grade, kicking a soccer ball across a green field." Out of context, meaningless! In context, soul-crushing. My favorite line of a song is a bit trickier, because I'm basically fond of everything written in my favorite song, which is Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi. Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... I don't use candles much, except during black-outs. In those cases, I've used sort of fruity candles and quite liked them under those dark, depressing (no lights, fifty billion pages of a term paper to write) conditions. Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? Sure! I don't know much about knitting and don't own much of anything that's been knitted, but hand-crafted goodies are always pleasant to receive. I'm not sure what I would like, but I do quite like things that are black-and-white themed! Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Absolutely! Especially since I should be staying off the sweets. Nothing specific, really. I'm always excited to try new things. What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? At the moment, probably Miskatonic University and Poisoned Apple. I like both, but I haven't gotten bottles of either. Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? I...have no idea what this is! Social Media? Facebook: Here! Google+: Here! Just started using it, though, so there won't be much there. LJ: Here! I don't use this much anymore, and it's mostly flocked. I think it also links to my supposed new blog which, uh, sits unused. (It's probably becoming quite evident that I'm not too great at keeping journals up!) Twitter: Here! I haven't used this at all, but the people I follow should say a lot about my interests. Well, one single interest-- poker! I'll definitely start using this twitter very soon, though! Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? I don't, actually! My first step into BPAL-dom was my first step into online shopping, and I haven't really explored much of anything yet. ETA: I finally have an Amazon wishlist here! Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC! Always, always, always a PC. What is your favorite animal? As simple as it is, I really love dogs. What are you going to be for Halloween? I might be the Unabomber (which I'm sure sounds very strange). By which I mean, Phil Laak! It's a fantastically easy costume, and he's a fantastically fun poker player. If I do decide to be semi-not-lazy, I might dig up my old Devil-May-Cry-Dante costume. If I'm properly not lazy, I might have to come up with a brand new costume for...I wouldn't really know who! If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.) I'm not really sure what oil painting jewelry is, and I'm not sure if I can answer this question because I don't really wear jewelry at all. Assuming this is just asking what I would consider a significant or pretty image, wings! I love little things etched with wings on them as a design. How do you feel about nick-knacks? Sure! They're nifty. What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Christmas, birthdays, all the traditionally important ones. My family isn't very big on them, but I'm always trying to make them festive in our household! Do you like going to the movies? Not really, actually! For a few titles that you can only fully enjoy in theaters, sure, but for the most part, I enjoy watching movies at home on my couch. What are your favorite restaurants? For fast food, definitely In-n-Out. For special occasions at proper restaurants, I typically go for the Elephant Bar! (I'm not sure if it's just the location near home or everywhere, but in my experience, the servers are the Elephant Bar are just the nicest people!) Do you play any video games? I used to, and I do miss them terribly. I'm trying to find more time to play, and I definitely will at some point! My favorites are (one per genre I enjoy) Neverwinter Nights, Unreal Tournament 2004, Devil May Cry, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I only really play on the computer, and don't even own a console except for one very, very neglected PS2. (I also play Pokemon on my also-pretty-neglected DS, but...who doesn't?) Do you like any anime? Not really. I think I'll always be head over heels in love with the Godchild series, but aside from that, I'm not very into anime at all these days. Well, I also absolutely love Tekkonkinkret, but I'm not sure if that counts? Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? Nope! I don't have any of these things, and unfortunately, my budget isn't looking like it'll allow for any of these things in the near future. How much do you like jewelry? Like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? I don't wear jewelry at all, and aside from a black ring, I'm really not looking for any. How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? I would absolutely love that! I'm moving out on my own this year, and I'll need to learn how to cook. Any recipes would be very, very, very welcome! Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? I have plenty of ammo boxes for imps (though I'm sure soon enough I'll realize I'm running out of space again, somehow), but I don't really have box that works too well with bottles. I do have a case, but it's far too large and my bottles will always slide around. I'm definitely on the lookout for something to put those 5mls in! Muppets: yea or nay? N...ay, I think I'd have to say. Aside from Avenue Q, the medium has never really managed to appeal to me. Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? Unfortunately not, I think I'd have to say. We were never a newspaper-getting family, and I never really got to read the comics. (Garfield Minus Garfield, though? Genius.) Favorite Mythological Creature? I like the idea of unicorns, though really only when reading the unicorn-filled parts of The Once and Future King. (I faintly recall them being somewhat gore-ridden bits so, uh, I don't know what this says about my relationship with unicorns!) Do you like hair things such as barrettes, headbands, or flowers? I like bandanas. I recently found out I have no idea how to wear a bandana, but...I like bandanas! Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now? I really, really, really do not like them. As a lifeguard, I've had to fish dozens and dozens of them out of our pool. Nightmares, I have them! Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? I've never burned incense, and I don't think I plan on it. -Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Not a fan, actually! I never finished reading the book series and couldn't get through all the movies, either. I remember it being pretty good fun, but it just didn't keep my interest. If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Bookshops! Everything seems to be going out of business, though, and I'm not too sure how useful those will be. Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/god-story that you're drawn to? Definitely by miles and miles, the story of Icarus. I do quite like myths and whatnot, but the story of Icarus is the only one that truly sticks out in my mind as an absolute favorite. If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture! I do RP with one very special lady, but I don't think I'll be needing art for any of my characters because said special lady is the best artist I could ask for. If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality! I think there's way too many to list! I'm trying to think of what I'd like to see the most, and there's a million little ideas cluttering up my mind. I think, at the moment, I'd have to say Beethoven, conducting. (As much as I claim to hate classical music from my piano lesson days, I think I'd absolutely love to see this with my own eyes, hear it with my own ears.) When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? One thing is, actually, giving things to people! Probably why I'm so excited for Switch Witch, h-uh? It also always helps to just bundle myself up in my comforter and blankets in bed and just sit still for a while. What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I've never been very into comics, though I like the thought of them. I don't really know where to start or anything, so I don't think I'll ever really get into them. I wouldn't mind reading some, though it's not really a priority to dive headfirst into the realm of comics. Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? I play the piano, as mentioned above. (Well, played. Not so much anymore, seeing as I can't take a piano with me when I move!) I used to play the flute as well, but I wasn't very good because I realized belatedly that I'm apparently a bit tone deaf. I have an acoustic guitar that I'm trying to learn how to play, but it hasn't really been going anywhere lately. (The tone deaf thing doesn't really help, I'm sure!) The guitar is definitely something I'd love to learn how to play! That, and the harmonica, which was admittedly and impulse buy and I don't know what to do with it but I very much would like to be able to play it. Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? I don't garden, and I don't think I'll have room to garden at the condo I'm moving into. I'd absolutely love to get into it at some point, because my mother has always kept a fairly huge garden in our backyard. I suspect space won't allow for it until I'm out on my own and well away from school, though! Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? At home, we've never decorated much before except for a few pumpkins to let kids know we had candy to dispense. I'm not too sure if we'll be allowed to decorate much at the condo I'm moving into, but if we are, I'm absolutely looking forward to it! I'm not too sure how we'll decorate, but with lots and lots of things is probably a safe guess. Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? I wear these customized dog tags every day that are writing-related, and incredibly important to me. Aside from that, I don't think I have any other special symbols! I do have a ton of (mostly useless) little trinkets lying around, though, because I love collecting things that are just...well, shiny. Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc? I don't know much about them, except that I raised some money for one of the above in elementary school. I think it's a cool concept for school fundraisers, for sure, but I'm not sure how I'd get involved there these days! What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? I'm unintentionally somewhat obsessed with thinking about Bret Easton Ellis, but it's a bit difficult to follow that twitter and not think about some things. (Example: For the love of all the little green apples, Bret, why can't you resist the urge to be a dick?) On the musicians note, I'm thoroughly and proudly enamored with Bon Jovi. I've seen them in concert once from quite a difference, and it was an experience. Are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? I don't believe so, unfortunately. I don't know anything about it, actually, but now I've got a mental note in my little head to check this out! If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences with regards to said treat? I don't have a pet at the moment, but I am thinking very seriously about adopting a rescue kitty at some point in the next year. I wouldn't be too sure what they would enjoy, of course, but preemptive kitty accessories wouldn't be untoward! What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? This might be a bit tough, because I'm still quite new to BPAL and haven't even scratched the surface of all the scents that are out there to try! Off the top of my head, I know I'd love to try Anaconda, Glowing Vulva, and Bah! Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? With the move to a new condo, I'll have all the wall space in the world! (Well, all the wall space in a relatively small condo, at least.) I've never been allowed to hang posters or art from the walls at home, so this is definitely something I would look forward to. As for what print I'd like, I would absolutely love a print of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here album cover. (Does this count as art, even?) Oddly specific, I know, but it's the first thing that comes to mind! If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase? I'm not really into beauty or makeup stuff at all, actually. I wouldn't be adverse to finding out about some of these things, but for now I don't know anything at all about them and probably wouldn't be the best person to gift them to! Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? I love both coffee and tea! However, I can't actually drink either right now due to a braces treatment that's going to be lasting me another half a year or so. Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc) I've been lusting after all of Astronautalis's discography for a while now. I'd love to have them in CD form. (Record form would be lovely, but that's unnecessarily pricey!) Are you going away for any part of this round? Not really, for the most part! I'll be moving on the 15th of September, and it'll take me a few days to get settled in, but aside from that, I'm sticking around for the whole round! Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? I would absolutely love a mix-CD from my Witch! I'm always eager to discover new music. If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Absolutely! I haven't had the chance to travel much myself, and little souvenirs are typically awesome ways of giving myself a bit of a kick in the pants to get to planning on trips (even if they will be possible only years down the line). Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? I'm quite the lazy bum, but I do love walking outside. Walking to school, or just walking with no destination in mind, and listening to music along the way! Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? Ravelry again! I still have no idea what this is, but I'll definitely be looking it up! Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? I'm going to be lacking a desk for a while when I move, but I absolutely love cute office supplies. (Especially erasers, but those will just never get used. Too freaking cute!) Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? Avenue Q! Aside from that, nothing much. I haven't gotten a chance to see many musicals or plays at all. I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) I absolutely do not mind lightly used goods at all! In fact, I'm always happy to receive used things, especially those that come with a little story of their own. Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly? I don't! I was only recently exposed to the lovely site of Etsy, actually, and don't know much about it. Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? I would probably be pretty happy to have it, but that may just be because I love postcards! I'll be about an hour away from Disneyland (maybe two?) and am definitely planning a trip with a friend at some point in the next year, so a postcard could be a great preview! What are your favorite types of Halloween candy? Lollipops and gum, typically. However, this year, I'm held back by this braces treatment and won't really be able to enjoy either of these things. Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. I've been using Dove bar soap lately, and I quite like it! I haven't tried other brands, so there's no saying what my favorite is, but I'm definitely leaning towards bar soap for showers. How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? White! I realize white chocolate is not technically chocolate, but I absolutely love the stuff. Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? I wouldn't mind beads, but I'm not sure what I would really use them for. I'm not shy to hoard random things until my home gets too clustered or I find a use for them, though! (It's probably becoming quickly apparently that I'm quite a pack-rat when it comes to little trinkets and things.) Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels? I love caramels! I've never had sea salted caramels, though I certainly wouldn't be adverse to trying that out. Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? Woah, definitely! That sounds very cool and I wouldn't be adverse to the idea of it at all. As boring as it may sound each time I say it, I'm quite fond of black-and-white themed things. This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Yes! I'm a firm believer in the stones make great pets philosophy. I probably shouldn't hoard too many random trinkets with the limited space I'll have in the new condo, but I wouldn't be adverse to a few pretty stones! Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? Unfortunately, no. I don't actually have anything to read e-books on, and I do prefer having the hard copy in my hands when I read. I'm building a veritable mini-library back here! If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now? No kids in this household just yet! Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) Those all look really fantastic, but I'm unfortunately not a purse-carrying lady. I almost wish I was-- some of these look seriously gorgeous! Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? I think I mentioned this at some point earlier on, and I'm not sure if it counts, but I love designs with wings! No significant reason behind it, really. They just look quite nice! Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Ooh, absolutely! I have a few glasses etched with meaningful words in my possession, and I do have to admit that I very rarely drink out of them. (They're just so precious!) I'm also unable to drink coffee and tea for the next year or so, but I'm definitely going to resume as soon as I'm able and having a mug would be absolutely lovely! (Plus, well, water is still an option!) If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? I personally don't have very refined tastes regarding tea. I do love it, and will be drinking it once I can again, but I don't have a favorite type. I typically use loose tea leaves, though, which relatives are always bringing over from China when they come to visit. Tea bags are great for while I'm on the run, but I do use them less often! How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? Pretty! With the new move, my possessions are quickly dwindling and kitchen towels and other little things like this are probably things that I'll need to remember to get for the house anyway! How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? I think my last compulsory-formal-dress occasion was my high school graduation, and I guess that says a lot about my party-going habits! (They don't exist.) Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) I frustrate myself to no end when I settle down to work at Sudoku, but I definitely enjoy it in the beginning and in the end. There are moments of feeling victorious that are absolutely worth the hair-pulling stage in the middle! Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? Freelance wordsmith and degenerate gambler. (Aspiring.) How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? I'm of that tender little age called under twenty-one, but I'm gaining a roommate very soon who will be of a legal drinking age in the States. Not to imply that she's a raging alcoholic, but if something of this sort did find its way to me, I'm sure new roommate lady would be able to find some good enjoyment in it! (Little bottles of booze like from hotel mini-bars, by the way? Adorable.) What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) I'll be staying in the SoCal area, where I know it gets a bit hot sometimes. (Beth tweeted something about 107 degrees at some point? Ouch!) Fudge and brownies are absolutely lovely, of course, but taking that into consideration, it might not be the best option until things cool down a bit! Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? I've never had mochi, but I've heard of it and it sounds like something that would be nice to try! Anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? I've browsed around Think Geek at some point in the past, but I don't really remember anything from it and wouldn't want anything in particular. I do remember that there were some things that seemed pretty nifty, though! What looks interesting in the BPTP update? Candied Pumpkin sounds pretty delicious, actually, but I'm not sure how I feel about a pumpkin note. I don't actually like pumpkin as a food for the most part, except for in pumpkin pie, but I wouldn't mind trying out a pumpkin note. Does anyone like kimchi? Love it! Absolutely love the stuff to bits and pieces. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? I'm not sure what either of these things are, so anything lovely from there would probably be wasted on me! You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? Woah, tough question! As a relative newbie, there are probably a whole slew of things I would want to try. I know I'd be interested in bottles of Miskatonic University and Poisoned Apple, and possibly Snake Oil (though I tried it and it wasn't really my thing, but I wouldn't mind letting it sit around a bit so that I could try the aged version everyone seems to love). I'd probably pick up a bottle of Halloween: Las Vegas, just for my love of the city, as well as bottles of the Ta-Ta, Sprinklecake, and Sonnet D'Automne from the latest Weenies update. Probably also a bottle of Crowley. I haven't gotten to try it yet, but I'm definitely tempted. I'd probably also pick up a few GC imps like the White Rider, Gnome, Ehecatl, Hollywood Babylon, No. 93 Engine, and Lyonesse. I'd probably also pick up a dozen wand caps along with that order. (I'm just meantally tallying all this up in my mind and ouch. Quite a big number!) Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? Again, another thing I haven't heard of before! I think I'll be going through this questions and checking out everything I'm not familiar with, but as I have no idea what this is at the moment, anything from this lovely place would probably be a bit wasted on me! Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes? I know this doesn't typically count as a sport (though there are teams, professionals, and even a world series), but poker is my thing! I follow it obsessively would be an understatement. My favorite player by far is Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier, and a few close favorites following him are Peter Eastgate, Dario Minieri (I'm not sure how active he is as a pro these days), Tom Dwan, and a lot of these other young guns. I could probably go on and on about a bunch of other poker pros, and we'd be here for days. In general, I'm a fan of Team PokerStars Pro, moreso now than ever with the whole debacle of the way FullTilt responded to the online poker shutdown that happened a while ago. Aaand I'll stop rambling about poker now, because what are the chances a fellow poker nerd will be floating around as a witch! How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I quite like having some notepads! I have way too many notebooks at the moment (went overboard shopping for my first year of university last year, and now I have enough to tide me over for, probably, the next four years) and I've never been very good at keeping journals. I do use little notepads to scribble things down and leave things all over the place (post-its, too!) so those would be very much loved and used! Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I don't have particularly strong feelings about confetti or glitter, but I might prefer not having it these days. The condo I'm moving into is almost entirely carpeted, and I imagine it'd be a pain to get out if I did end up spilling a bit somewhere. Though, it certainly wouldn't make a package any worse! I don't think I'd appreciate it enough to make it worth the extra input to just decorate packages, though, so it's likely not worth the extra bit of color! Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? I've not received any of these offerings before, and it's so nice of her to offer! How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I absolutely love them, but don't think I need any more of them. Many, many trips to Circus Circus in both Reno and Vegas have stocked me up for life. how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Pretty interested! I store my bottles in a trunk in a way where I'm unable to see their labels, so I do need to put the round stickers on the caps in order to figure out what's what. Personalized little stickers would be awesome! When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Sleeping in, cuddling up with my favorite comforter, and talking to my best friend until the cows come home. I'm a simple creature. What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? Playing in the main event in the World Series of Poker, probably, but I'll never be that person with ten grand to gamble away. I don't particularly want to be, either, but it does seem like a very luxurious (and glamorous) event to me. Poker in general, really! It's a great enjoyment for myself, and I do consider it a luxury. What do you really NOT want? Certain books. Pulp fiction, YA, non-fiction, poetry, and most classics (partly because I have too many already, partly because I just don't read them much these days). I do love receiving books, but my tastes are ridiculously specific these days and the ones I've listed here would honestly go to waste on me, and as much as I love books, I absolutely hate seeing them go to waste! The types listed aren't all things I absolutely detest, but are mostly things I'll most likely never get around to reading. I probably also wouldn't want make-up or jewelry, as I don't think I would ever use either. Interested in anything from Lush? I've heard of Lush before and took a quick look at their products, and I don't think I'm particularly interested in any of them. In general, I'm not too interestd in beauty/body care prodcuts as whatnot. BPAL is just the lone exception, really! Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc? I do, sort of. Or, I intend to. My LJ sits mostly unused these days, and will probably stay that way. I'm going to start using a blog on blogspot eventually, once I figure out how to go about this without losing interest in a few weeks, and I definitely wouldn't mind a header or layout for that! Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? Absolutely! I use all sorts of strange little things as bookmarks, and never a proper bookmark, so a handmade one would fit right in! Do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? Would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? That sounds pretty delicious, and I'd absolutely love to try some! (Or at least hunt down the recipe to keep for future use!) How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also. I've never used Groupon before, and I'll probably be too scatter-brained to every remember to actually use any of the deals sent to me, but I wouldn't mind it if some were sent over! (I've heard of some pretty cool stuff on Groupon! My friend told me once that there was poker training camp type thing with Joe Hachem, and a spectacular deal on it. Neither of us were in Melbourne, though, so...sad day!) Food likes and dislikes? Going off some of the things talked about in the proper switch witch thread, I'd probably want to mention that I'm not a fan of beets, brussel sprouts, goat cheese (though I don't think I've ever had goat cheese, so maybe I don't know), and black licorice. I do love red licorice, quite like mushrooms (cooked, for the most part), toffee, and asparagus. I don't think I've ever had marzipan before! Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific? I used to just eat home-cooked meals cooked by my parents, but now I'm officially living on my own and definitely need to learn how to cook. I'd be very interested in cookbooks, and kitchen utensils as well since we have none at the moment! Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? I watched Star Wars once (all six; four in one sitting, then the other two the next day) over spring break or something like that, and they were enjoyable, but I wouldn't say I'm too into them. They were fun, but I'm not in love with the series. Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so, do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. I love, love, love beef jerkey! I very rarely have it because it isn't something my parents buy often, but it's great! I think I'd refer the thicker and softer types. I particularly like Jack Link's beef jerky. (That advertising they did on the World Series of Poker was super effective, I guess!) Also, do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work? I can't say I've ever received a racy ecard, and I can't really say I'd like it more than any other ecard. That said, I don't think it would scar me for life, either, so go right on ahead. (I'd particularly love racecar ecards, though.) Doctor Who? Yay or nay? Nay, I'd have to say. I've never seen any of this series at all and haven't managed to get into it. Anyone love Buffy/Angel? Neither! I never got into either of these series, either, and only caught a few episodes that I don't seem to remember at all when I was way younger. How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? I love gummy bears! Full stop. How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? That sounds so freaking amazing and I'm absolutely going to manipulate the question asker into making these for me in exchange for taking the trash out and driving her places. Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney? Either, both, whichever! I'm not a huge fan of gore, but I like my Halloweens cute sometimes and my Halloweens dark and thrilling sometimes. I'm easy on this! Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings? No piercings whatsoever, so unfortunately I won't be able to use any of this sort of jewelry! Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? I don't actually have much of a DVD collection, but I'm starting to look into getting some box sets of shows I like. I don't have many of those, either, but there's always a place to start a collection, I guess! I'm saving up for Burn Notice, Six Feet Under, and Generation Kill. (Though, really, these things are all quite pricey!) Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? I wish, and I might! I've only been to two concerts in my life, but my soon-to-be roommate has gotten me into all sorts of music and I'm looking forward to taking her to all sorts of concerts and shows. I'm not too sure what's going to be going through our area, but it's definitely something we're planning on. Well, so long as our budget allows for it! How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? I've never had anything of the sort, actually, and I don't think I'd be able to stick to carrying it around for long. I'd be terribly afraid of losing it, and I might not be the best person to gift something like this to. Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? Never managed to get into Star Trek, really. It's another one of those series that were way too long and winding for me to jump into, and I guess I never found enough interest there to make the effort to get into it! How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? I have no idea what these are! Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? I'd love something like that, sure! I'm not sure what I'd like, though, or if I'd actually get any use out of them. I'll definitely be decorating the new house, but I'm leaning more towards posters than anything framed. Dear Witchees, are you interested in sample boxes such as The Little Black Box or Sweet Diva boxes? I've never heard of either of these things, and I'll definitely look them up, but again these may be one of those things that'll just go to waste on me! Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear? I absolutely do wear t-shirts! I'm a huge fan of custom-made designs, too, especially ones with significant quotes on them. I wear an M, normally, but I'd actually love a huge freaking XXXXXXL (well, not that exact size because I wouldn't even know if t-shirts came in that size) shirt to wear when I sleep. I've never been particularly fond of proper pajamas, and typically sleep in a big t-shirt and shorts. A big, big, big t-shirt would be very welcome! How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc... I've never been a huge fan of eating pumpkin related things aside from pumpkin pie, which I think I mentioned at some point here or in my questionnaire. I'm not too sure how I feel about pumpkin scents, though! I haven't had the chance to try many pumpkin scents from BPAL, so I'm not sure how much I like it as a note in perfumes, soaps, and so on and so forth. I'd be interested in trying, though! Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? Never heard of it! If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from.) I'd love that, actually! I'm a huge fan of little trinkets and things that I can't possibly get in the States, and I would be happy with pretty much anything that's completely new to me! Would you like/wear a pair of these? (http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks) If so, what color? I don't think so, actually. They do look pretty adorable, but I typically wear socks that are pretty flimsy these days. (My silly little feet won't fit into some of my silly little shoes, otherwise!) What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself? Gosh, how to even start answering this question! I don't know if these things really qualify as things I haven't gotten for myself, but packs of Bicycle playing cards and copies of Less Than Zero. Strange things to collect, because no one really ever needs more than one of either of those things, but I like having lots and lots around! I also have some basic house things (kitchen utensils and whatnot) on a list of things I need to buy for the new house, which I'm working on slowly but surely! I also really need to renew my subscription to GQ, but all of these things are on the No Rush, Whenever I Have Time and Money list. In short, I guess anything random would be good! My shopping list is pretty much all over the place. How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? Never heard of these things, either, but holographic glitter sounds like it'd be pretty cool and shiny! I doubt I'd ever be able to put it to any use, though! Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I don't own any lip balm whatsoever, actually, and I really, really, really should! My lips are always dry and chapped and cracking and I absolutely need to start using lip balm. I'm quite curious about flavored one, and I'm very interested in trying some things out. Not sure where to even start, though! Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? I'm not very artistic and I don't own any fountain pens, so probably not, but this does remind me of the fact that I really need some pens. Just simple, regular blue or black ink pens. I love Tul pens, but those are a bit on the expensive side and I wouldn't feel too comfortable receiving them, and RSVP pens. I'm also a huge fan of just simple BIC pens. How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) I'm going to say no to this one because I'm not very artistic at all, but then I'm going to say yes, absolutely. My roommate-to-be is a fantastic artist, and I've been on the lookout for some copic markers for her for awhile. (I don't know anything about them, though, and don't even know where to start!) How do you feel about Threadless t-shirts? I've heard of these! I've never had one, and I'm not even too sure what they are, but I'e heard great things and I think I'd love to see what they're all about! If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? This is just such a fun question. Okay, so! I'd probably pick up a can of Arizona green tea, the original kind with the honey and ginseng. (I hear they're going out of business? Sadness!) I'd also grab some band-aids because I never have any when I need them, and probably some pens or a college-rule spiral notebook. (I really don't need any more notebooks, but apparently my brain thinks I can never have enough!) I'd probably also grab two or three of those little cans of honey roasted almonds, because there's always a deal on those and my family members love them to death. And now I'm drawing a complete blank, so with whatever money I have left...probably some shaving stuff because I always seem to be running out of that, too! Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? Absolutely! I can't say I've actually tried these pickled veggies before, but the farmer's market has always been a favorite place to shop for me. Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? Either! I do quite like black and white photographs, so that'll never go unappreciated, but things that are just brilliantly colored are, well, brilliant as well. I do quite like both nature and abstract images, so I'm pretty easy on photographs! Amigurumi, yes or no? Never heard of it, actually! I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! The School of Athens by Raphael is by far my most favorite painting in the world. I can't pinpoint what I love about it, but I really do love it and have since I was itty bitty! If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? Tough question! I had a phase when paintings were so fantastic and important to be, but I think I've fallen out of that. (Sad day! Paintings really are beautiful things!) Probably a painting of the final table of main event of the World Series of Poker, 2008, just before Peter Eastgate wins. (I am. Such. A poker nerd.) Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. Probably not, since I don't particularly know much about makeup or use it at all, but I don't know what ecotools makeup brushes are, so I guess I can't give a definitive answer here! (Though, really, I'm starting to think my waffling is only making things hard. I certainly hope I haven't made plotting too difficult, Dear Witch!) Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? Love Legos. I only ever owned a little pink box full of them as a kid that my mother picked up at a yard sale for me, and they were fantastic. I don't know if I'd be able to use any keychains, since my big ol' keychain is pretty cluttered up already, but I definitely wouldn't mind having some Legos around again! Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. Somehow, this question seems even more difficult than the limitless spending one! I think I'd go with a bottle of Halloween: Las Vegas, a bottle of Sonnet d'Automne, and, uh, something silly like twenty wand caps to make up the difference. (Though I don't really need twenty wandcaps, so I'd probably get more like six if this were to be an actual order!) Are there any characters that you love or identify with? I'm not sure if there are any characters I identify with, but there are plenty I love. I've always said that my favorite character of basically all-time is Nicolas de Lenfent from the Vampire Chronicles (though, oh god, that seires, so fantastically bad), but this might actually be shifting. My favorite character from a book (Nicki excluded) is Clay from Less than Zero, and he's well on his way to overtaking that favorite character of all-time spot. My favorite character from a movie is Eddie from Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and my favorite character from a TV show probably has to be Michael Westen from Burn Notice. (I can have one of each, right? Right!) If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty? Not crafty at all, but when I do try (and sometimes I do because I just don't appear to learn my lesson, ever) I tend to try going at a piece of graph paper with a pen and ruler and making these weird prisms. Not exactly art, but kind of fun sometimes! Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? I don't believe so! For the sake of my wallet, I'm probably going to stick with BPAL for my perfume obsession and try not to branch out too much to find other loves, but I certainly wouldn't be adverse to it! So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? That sounds like a really sweet idea, but considering the possible physical distance between everyone, I'm thinking it's not very common! I certainly wouldn't mind, though a quick check to make sure I'm actually home would probably be cool. (I live in a gated community now, and you'd have a heck of a time getting in without me, dear Witch!) Sooo...Cthulhu: yay or nay? Sure! I've actually not had much exposure to Cthulhu and all things related to Cthulhu, but I promise I won't be horrified by anything Cthulhu-related. Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea: I think I saw a Team Boba on the switch witch thread and missed it? Definitely sign me up for that! Bubble milk tea is amazing to me, but I do have it quite rarely. As for actual flavors of tea, I'm not too sure. I do drink tea, but I'm not particularly refined when it comes to tea. I know I'm quite fond of jasmine? Really, though! I'd absolutely love to try new things. If I can just go with types, my other favorite type of tea would probably be iced tea. I very rarely drink hot tea these days. Name your 3 favorite scents for candles: No idea! I've never burned any candles for the scent, or really burned any candles at all. Just based on what scents I like in general, I know I wouldn't like things that are overly floral or things that are very dark, like incense and whatnot. Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Go back to Vegas. This is probably always going to exist on this list, because every time I leave Vegas, I start wanting to go back. I don't particularly want to live there, but I just love spending time there. Specifically, I really wish I could go back to the Rio tournament room for the World Series of Poker again. (Which I'm sure I actually will do!) Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: Oh my gosh, my musical tastes. What are they, even. All over the place. 1. Meet Death With a Handshake (feat. Kaleigh Baker) - Adeem 2. Untitled 04 - Brand New 3. Two Years Before the Mast - Astronautalis 4. Writing to Reach You - Travis 5. Snakes on a Plane (Bring It) - Cobra Starship 6. Shut Your Mouth - Garbage 7. Pa Pa Power - Dead Man's Bones 8. Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth - The Dandy Warhols 9. True Blue - Bright Eyes 10. People are Crazy - Billy Currington (This list is missing the main staple of my music-listening habits: Bon Jovi. I made up a playlist without any of those albums because, since I have all of them, I was afraid that would end up being the majority of this list. Though I'm definitely listening to different things more and more these days!) Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting. I did plan to put in an order with my lovely international friend, but we ended up deciding against it (or at least most of the items on that list) because we were both pretty swamped with payments we needed to make for various changes we're making in our lives. We were going to pick up Halloween: Las Vegas, Sprinklecake, Pumpkin Princess, Sonnet d'Automne, and a bunch of wand caps. I think a bottle of Snake Oil, too, but we eventually decided against it because we'd both tried it and neither of us were overly impressed. I think if I were going to put in an order now, I'd probably toss Poisoned Apple on there. As for the trading post, I've been eyeballing some of the Claw Polishes. I still have the horrible habit of biting my nails, and I'm hoping having something nice and shiny sitting on my shelf that I can't use until I let them grow out will inspire me to stop doing this silly bad thing. (I'm particularly tempted by the Malediction color!) Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! Sure! I was a total geology nerd for a while in freshmen year of high school. (I go through a lot of random phases, apparently.) I don't know if I'll be able to put them to really excellent use, but I do have a little mantlepiece now that I can display stuff on! If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? Out of these, I would probably prefer a scarf, though I really don't need one! I have tons, but I do actually wear them. Maybe something with a red-ish color and black-or-white color theme? No allergies here! Though, again, definitely am not lacking a scarf! (Except for some reason I'm still entertaining the thought of saving up for a Burberry scarf, why do I do these things.) Speak to me of shower gels! What companies/scents do you recommend/prefer? I've never actually used any special shower gels! I used something random by Olay for a while because we bought a few huge-big packages while it was on sale. I've been using that up until recently, actually, but started using bar soap when I was living in my dorm last year. I'm still on bar soap at the moment, but I do prefer shower gels and will need to find something to use. No real preferences, though! I'll definitely experiment. Random ETA: I've finally managed to build up a teeny little etsy wishlist over yonder. Hopefully some ideas can come out of this, and I promise I'll keep working on it until it isn't teeny tiny! How do you feel about terrariums? Oh, gosh. Now that it's been mentioned, I think I'm very seriously considered one. It wasn't until recently that I realized that a turtle would make an adorable pet, and I think I'm definitely going to consider a terrarium in the future once I'm settled down! What's your favorite horror movie? Tough question! I haven't been into horror movies for a while, though I did have a phase with them a few years ago. (This ended when I sat down one afternoon to watch Final Destination and Final Destination 2. As soon as I finish, my father drives me down our big bad highway to pick my aunt and uncle up from the airport. That was the end of horror for me.) I do quite like these suspense-ridden movies, like Sunshine, where a crew on some sort of mission faces some sort of danger and dies of one by one. (Alien would probably be the better example, and as much as I love Alien, I have to confes to loving Sunshine more.) I don't know if those can really be considered horror movies, though. If they can, Sunshine would definitely be my favorite. If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day. I'm a horrible, horrible person when it comes to my skin, and there's not much that I use often or even nearly as much as I should. The only thing I use every day is toothpaste. Soaps and shower gels, too, of course, but I don't have a particular favorite brand or anything. On the food side, I eat Cheerios! Jane Austen ... Yay or Nay? Nay, I'd have to say. I don't do well with the classics, generally, and Jane Austen falls into this category of things that I really don't do well with. I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? Quotes sound amazing! I'm not too sure about the hand painted bit of it, though. My favorite quotes are all a bit artificial in nature and would probably only look write in some sort of inhuman print. (Less than Zero isn't a very warm and fuzzy book, and when I think hand painted, I usually think there's some notion of human passion in there.) So I think I'd have to pass on the hand painted quotes, but I do have having quotes and whatnot sitting around! Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Sure, absolutely! Again, not too sure what use I would get out of these, but I definitely wouldn't mind having them around. Office supplies would be the ones that I'm worried about. Even if they were replicas, I would probably still be super precious about using them. (As in, I probably wouldn't.) Then I can imagine a relative visiting and not knowing this and using the thing as some sort of notepad and... aaah! Horror! (Why, yes, I do overreact about tiny hypothetical not-even-important situations.) If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? The only manga series I do enjoy is Godchild, and I thoroughly love it. I do love the art style, even though I'm not particularly into gothic-style anything. It's just really gorgeous and the panels are cut in just the right ways and it's just good. I'm also deeply infatuated with the stories that are told. The writing's nothing to boast about, of course, since I'm only able to read the translation, but it isn't unpleasant prose when read. It's just pretty damn good overall, and when it really comes down to it, I'd have to say the story is what truly wins me over. This could've been in any medium and I probably would hav THANKS, BLOG. THANKS. I DON'T REMEMBER HOW I FINISHED THIS SENTENCE. OnO
  22. syrenemyst

    SW Halloween 2011

    social media: LJ-syrenemyst (mostly for decant circles and BPAL sales) FB: go here deviantart: syrenemyst etsy: cyrenemyst.etsy.com From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try?SONNET D'AUTOMNE HALLOWEEN: LAS VEGAS, POST-MORTEM LAUREATUS Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? none for me Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? "It's a big enough umbrella , but it's always me that ends up getting wet." Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? I do, but I can't think of anything I really need. However, if my witch wanted to make me something , it would be loved, used and cherished. Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? I'd have to think about this one. What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? none that I can think of So, got an etsy wishlist started? Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC What is your favorite animal? groundhogs, dogs, cats What are you going to be for Halloween? me How do you feel about nick-knacks? What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Just Christmas, lots of decorating and spending time together Do you like going to the movies? my husband and I love going to our local drive in over the summer, but not to the regular theater What are your favorite restaurants? our local chinese joint Do you play any video games? yes, we have Wii, Xbox and a few NS systems. We have things ,like Mario, Assassins Creed and Professor Layton. We have a pretty varied collection Do you like any anime? not really Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? no If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? I think I would prefer wall art, but I love celtic knots and symbols and think that would make a beautiful piece. how much do you like jewelry? I don't wear very much anymore, but I love making it!! How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? no specific wants but that would be neat. I am always at a loss for things to make for meals Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? no I am not in need of one now, but I would be willing to barter to make one for someone else's witch Muppets: yea or nay? yea, especially Fozzie Bear Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, ? If so, which is your favorite? Yes , Bloom County, Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side Favorite Mythological Creature? Dragons, Unicorns Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers? yes I love love love scrunchies!! Do you like to burn incense? only the sandalwood scent - Harry Potter - a fan? yes, but no house affliation - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Amazon, definitely Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? none that i can think of If you could see anything, what would it be? Definitely Stonehenge. I would love to watch the sunrise and feel the awakening of the power from the earth, sun and the formation. I think it would be an awesome experience. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? I like to take a nap in the sun. I feel rested and a bit energized afterwards. What are your thoughts on comics? none for me Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? I'd like to think so. I trained for several years as a classical singer, but don't have time to perform, except now around the house with my kid. I never pursued any other instrument. Does anyone garden?no, I always seem to kill plants nomatter what I do. Do you decorate for Halloween? sometimes. it depends on our mood Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly? yes Various and Sundry, one of a kind pieces made in the steampunk style. I can do custom pieces as well as custom decoupaged boxes. (box examples) Do you mind lightly used goods? books, cd's, dvd's, knickknacks are all good. no clothes or used bath products. (decants ar ok though) Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? I really love celtic patterns. Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? I like crosswords and words search types. I also love jumbles. How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? I love all kinds of plush things. I usually get them for my daugher so I have an excuse to hug and squeeze them too. Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? Sure, I would have to have a format I could read on my PC Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? I would love both of MeiLin's cookbooks! Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I don't really get along with huge amounts of either.
  23. twilighteyes

    Switch Witch Spring 2011 Q&A

    Baked Goods? Yea Nay? Yes please! If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle? I really prefer my recipes online (allrecipes.com is my favorite) so I can change quantities, print them out, get them dirty, etc. Or view them on my ipad while I'm cooking! I'd love Meilin's e-books for crockpot recipes and garlic and other things! Here's a question If you were to make an order RIGHT NOW (Not that any of you will make any bpal orders until SW is over, because you do NOT want to mess up any plans your witch might have!) What would you order (from lab, forum, DD, TradingPost, etc) I would probably order Lemon Scented Sticky Bat or some of the BPTP Courtesans. And Spanked. And anything that I haven't ordered yet, like the new LE bath oils and room spray. Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounces sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? I'm pretty set on seasonings right now but maybe some really interesting ones would be fun? I always see all of the different colored/variety salts and speciality things but don't purchase them. Do you like any particular kinds of green or back teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? I usually prefer black tea. My favorite right now is an anise black tea that my friend sent me from Germany!! I'm sure it could be purchased in a larger size (mine is 2oz?) but I'm not sure where from. I usually buy my teas in smallish quantities from the yummy local tea stores. Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?) Lately my fav snack foods are the fruit/nut mix from Costco. Except I pick out the walnuts because I really don't like them! But the dogs do. I also do a lot of cheese (cotswald, sage darby, or something else tasty in the snobby cheese section), crostini, and sliced sausagey things. Or chips and mango peach salsa. Or ... another thing the BF brought home -- Cadbury's Mini Eggs!! OM NOM NOM. And beef jerky. And the crunchy green beans from Trader Joes. What level of nudity are you fine with on items? It depends on the item I guess! I have no room for artwork yet, but when I do I will probably be getting BDSM themed artwork for the bedroom. In which case nudity is perfect. I know the ?aire asked about gently used books and if you like garage sales, but would you like other kinds of gently used items that may have come from a garage sale? I fine with gently used items of almost everything. Underwear or socks? No thanks! Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list? Everything. The more you have on your list, the more likely it is that I will have it! Tim Tams? Yum! The black forest ones were spectacular and so were the toffee ones. The chocolate creme ones I'm iffy about. Caramel is good. If someone were attending Disney on Ice (Toy Story 3) with a bunch of Girl Scouts, would you want a patch/souvenir? No thank you. E-goodies? Er? Mix cd's? I still have about 6 mix cd's that I haven't listened to yet from other sources. I'm really picky about my music I guess. Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? I downloaded about 500 onto my kindle application on my iphone/ipad. All freeeeeeeeeeee! So how does everyone feel about receiving ebooks? I *would* actually like the Song of Ice and Fire and the Wheel of Time books. Because I read those over and over and over and over and my first edition copies are going to be destroyed. candles and/or aroma melts: I don't actually use melts that much (I would like a melt warmer that you PLUG IN, rather than one that you put a tea light in) but I would never say no to more candles and melts. Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? (This is my LastFM channel since my ipod is at home.) Covenant - We want Revolution VNV Nation - Illusion Dead Can Dance - The way an Eel Feel Eels Dave Gahan - Kingdom (Digitalism remix) Martin Gore - Never turn your back on Mother Earth XTC - Mayor of Simpleton Thomas Dolby - Radio Silence The Cure - Close to Me Apoptygma Berzerk - Love to Blame Depeche Mode - Strangelove Minerve - Clear Bruderschaft - Forever Anything Box - Carmen LiveJournal: miss_twilight Twitter: mstwilighteyes Ravelry: misstwilight FaceBook: I'm on the GUSP page and the TeamBPAL Fan page. You'll know my real name when you get my form. Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? Sadly I could use a couple more. I have a couple nine drawer Ikea Fira and four tea boxes but I'm spilling out everywhere. My fantasy one is on my etsy wishlist! http://www.etsy.com/listing/46068735/mamas-little-secret Would love another nine drawer Ikea fira but the last time I saw them on ebay they went for $60+ plus like $25 S&H. Ikea has discontinuned them for some odd reason. Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Anything that shows up on my google reader... the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? probably sleep. I never seem to get enough sleep. oh wait, no budget? like I am rich? I would probably shop online at yarn stores, bpal, villainess, etc. and then go to europe. or do the shopping on the plane to europe. Astrological charts and interpretation/ reports? would be cool except I don't know what time I was born. Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? Lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme (no, not the song!), mint, etc. Many varieties of all. Love edibles. Used to have about 75 different types of roses but had to move and leave them all behind. Where I'm living now doesn't have enough sunlight or soil that is well drained enough for herbs or roses. *sniffle* I love anything that is highly scented. Dianthus, chocolate cosmos... I love bonsai (I had a 30 year old bonsai wisteria but when it turned into a stick in the window - I kept it outside of course - my "then new puppy" Jake chewed it off. Would love to grow veggies, but again - water table is WAY too high and not enough sunlight. Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? I prefer tawny port, ice wine, and sweet mead. vanilla rum or vodka. starbucks cream liquor. butterscotch schnapps. baileys. girly drinks. Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? yes, but prefer silver/pewter over bronze/copper/gold. have a lot of steampunk inspired patterns to knit. have many steampunk items on my etsy wishlist. need goggles. Favorite Artists - Jasmine Becket-Griffith's Notre Dame fairy/gargoyles. Omar Rayyan's "The Favorite", "Croquet", "Fluffy", and "The Faerie Child". (all on my etsy favorites!) I have some artwork (originals) from my friends, some prints from Van Gogh, Patrick Nagel, Gorey, and varied artists. I don't usually like EVERYTHING by one artist, it's more like one or a few piece wills speak to me and I'll want just those. Love artwork with ravens, bats, friesians, pit bulls, gargoyles, hippocampi, dark and gothy, celtic, etc. Would love some really nice BDSM pony artwork or large framed photo prints. Do you like those little crocheted dolls? You know the ones! They have a Japanese name! GAH! If so, who needs to be emulated as one? Yes, I like Amigurumi. A Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow) Amigurumi would be cute! I have the most darling pit bull one from dixiehellcat!! I have a ton of patterns for various amigurumi on my ravelry and Loopy Ewe wish lists. Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies - who wins? Which do you love most? I love pirates the most. They should smell the best too, like the sea and sky, wood, leather... (I expect my pirates to bathe regularly and not drink too much rum.) Do you like wearing things in your hair? If so, what kind (snap clips, scrunchie, headband, etc), how big & crazy (lowkey, bigger the better), and colors. I have mostly shaved hair but I do wear a plastic toothy headband to keep my bangs out of my eyes at work and I have some barettes/clips on my etsy favs. I would love to have more dreadfalls -- need a big wide cloth headband and some goggles to go with them. I have some black and white yarn dreadfalls but they are really heavy and don't stay on well. colors? black, purple... Piercings? - ears?? - elsewhere? I had five holes in my ears (two in the lobes on each side and one up at the top) but I took them all out except one in each lobe. They're probably healed by now - I might need to get them repierced. I'd kind of like to get my nipples done (again) but then I think about how they never would heal. Oh! And my tongue is pierced. I keep forgetting about it since I don't really notice it. I have all sorts of body piercing jewelry on my amazon wishlist. Otherwise I don't really like dangly earrings, I only wear studs and the types of things on my wishlist. Chocolate. With stuff in it? Are you more a plain chocolate lover, a chocolate and normal items lover (normal items being nuts, fruit, caramel) or do you like weird stuff in your chocolate? (weird stuff being curry, chilis, balsamic vinegar, floraly things) I am really bored with plain chocolate. I like interesting flavors in mine. I LOVE the Vosges Naga bar and the Dolfin Hot Masala -- CURRY! Love the Dolfin green tea jasmine. Don't really enjoy chili in my chocolate so much. I do like fruit and nut bars, caramel, lavender, rose, etc. Would love to try the Vosges italian truffles with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, etc. I'm pretty snobby about my chocolate except for the Cadbury's Mini Eggs for easter. OM NOM NOM. For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer? I don't really wear a lot of tint or gloss, mostly just lip balm. Shimmer is ok! It's all about consistency for me... I don't like a balm to be sticky (gloss) or too slick. I do like the Lip Venom even though it's on the sticky glossy side. One of my favorite balms lately is Bunny Butt Apothocary (I get mine through the Soap Box Company.) I have been lusting over getting more from Better Botanicals for a while; they used to carry them at our local co-op but I can't find them anywhere (except online) now. What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? I don't have just one! Ravens, bats, Friesians, pit bull type dogs, ferrets... DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? Eventually I'll upgrade to Blu-Ray so I've started collecting them already. Copied CD's or DVD's? Arrrrrr!! I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, is there anything I can get you? *drools and makes grabby hands at NMBC items!! (Nightmare before Christmas!)* Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) yes! no footies, plz. I would kind of like some sock garters for thigh highs since my bpal socks tend to slip down. Y'know, the kind that go around at the top of the sock, not a garter belt. I like stripey socks but I like my socks to be a little on the thick side since I wear a lot of converse, docs, and unisex fluevogs. I don't wear very many girly shoes so thin socks tend to get holes immediately. I also prefer natural fibers to acrylics (I don't mind having a little nylon for stretch, but I prefer socks to be 70-80% natural fiber.) Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? I prefer quality over quantity (especially for things like candles, chocolates, yarn, etc.) but I believe you can find a lot of small reasonably priced things that are high quality. So I'll leave it up to my Witch! I'm hoping to do a lot of smaller yet high quality things for my Witchee because I think it's fun to get lots of little packages. But you know, it's also (for me at least) about the contact and knowing someone is getting to know you and paying attention to you. What? Attention hoar?? Sometimes I don't feel chatty back but I like being poked, even if it's just saying hi. Postcards and e-mail don't cost that much! Do you like pirate-related things? But of course! I love going to Archie McPhee and getting a ton of pirate-y things. I have the lunch box, apron, bath curtain, bath mat, garbage can, pirate devil duckies, mints, air fresheners, etc. Soaps? Be specific: if there are BPAL soaps you want to try or are dying for more of, tell all here! Also, any other companies people like or love? Villainess, maybe? Or Lush? What flavors??? I will admit that I would like to try the Snake Oil soap, as well as the one I can't pronounce.. Otherwise my soap coffers, as it were, are overflowing with bar soap. I make bar soap myself so I usually have a good supply on hand. (HA HA) I'm even totally good on shower gel. I would, however, love to have more scrubs, both oily sugar/salt and cleansing ones, like smacks. I love the Arcana scrubs, Villainess scrubs and smacks, Paintbox Soapworks Sorbettos (I have quite a few on my etsy list!), etc. What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism? I was always the science geek, not the art geek. So sorry, I am not into periods and don't have any interest in knowing art by period or genre or whatever. I know what I like when I see it and I like a LARGE variety of things. But I'm pretty consistent with my likes and I think I've already stated them enough times and given examples of some pieces I like, pointed people to my etsy favs, etc. I tend to like things with hues of silver, grey, black, blue, purple, dark green, dark red/wine/burgundy, bluish pinks, etc. I am not a fan of *anything* that is mostly copper/bronze/gold/yellow/orange/brown or pastels. This goes for jewelry, clothes, yarn, art, cars, mugs, boxes, tapestries, etc. -- really it's pretty universal. Would you like caffeinated lollipops? No thanks! I actually mostly stopped drinking coffee and only do a couple of mugs of tea a day. I don't really want to jack up my caffiene levels. Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? No idea what those are. But if you think I'll like them, sure. Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? I use a lot of "lap pillows" to rest my ipad/books/laptop/whatever on, and I usually have a pillow between my knees when I'm curled up on the couch. Plus the dogs and boyfriend are always stealing my pillows. So... large to cover the lap and firm to hold up things. Black, purple, silver are the ones that interest me most. It might be easier to look at what kind of pillows are available at places like Michaels or Joanns and then send a pillow case to fit such a beast, though. I don't think the pillows themselves are usually very expensive. I have pillows with Ravens and such on my etsy wish list. purses? bags? What style/colors? I really like Namaste knitting bags in Eggplant or Black. But they're pretty spendy. Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? No thanks, I'm a knitter, my friends are knitters, my family has knitters. Some have looms and do woven scarves. So I get a LOT of hand knit and hand woven scarves as gifts and I have a TON. Plus I'm more into shawlettes (smaller shawlettes worn as scarves) right now and I'm super picky about my yarn (yes, I am a yarn snob.) I guess this is a push button topic for me because people just don't get it and I keep getting store bought mass produced scarves (not hand made) as gifts. While I appreciate that someone thought of me and wanted to get me a gift, this is not it. Please! (The only exception would be really nice silk scarves that someone hand dyed for me or the HUGE scarves/stoles that are mostly black with purple, blue, or red celtic knot motifs that people sell at Renn faires or farmer's markets.) Of course if you really wanted to send me a hand knitted or hand woven scarf, those I would gladly accept. But I could probably use hand knitted socks or wrist warmers more. Anything hand made or dyed is accepted with glee. Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances. They make awesome hair stuff, natural deoderant, and home fragrance (and a ton of other stuff, those are just my favs)? If you love them and you think I would love them, I am open to trying whatever! With the exception of natural deoderant, that stuff never works for me. Do you like poetry? I'm picky. What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? The boyflame hates foody scents and cinnamon type scents (I weep!) but plain vanilla seems to be ok. Even though I have a ton of the BPTP room sprays I don't use them a lot except on pillows and clothes; I don't want my dogs to have to smell them all the time and hurt their noses. What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I'd love the Sandman collections in hardback... but those are way over the price range. And probably don't count as comics at that point. See below. Delerium is one of my favorite characters. Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these? What kind of geeky things do I do? I play computer games... I've been playing Ultima Online for 11 years+ now? I love old dos computer games (infocoms, sierra, the ultima series, etc.) I downloaded monkey island 1&2 on my ipad and finished the first one while my boyfriend was away for the weekend. I knit! That seems less geeky and more mainstream these days though. I still call BBSes (well, now we telnet to them!) I haven't scripted for a while but I *can*. I would like to get more into camera geekery (my dad is the hugest camera geek on the planet and is always giving me his cast offs but I don't know much about them and haven't really taken the time to learn.) I organize all of my books, cds, perfume, etc. and document it all on spreadsheets, scentbase, librarything, etc. Did I mention that I'm Aspergers? I think that is probably the definition of geek. I used to go to all of the Sci Fi conventions but that dropped off because I moved away to Texas, then Colorado, and just kind of got out of the habit. Plus getting older = less energy & more responsibilities. sigh. I don't read comics anymore.. I did read a lot of them growing up. I love graphic novels though. I think I don't like reading comics because they are too short and my attention span is much much much longer. Same reason I don't like to watch TV (except on dvd/netflix/on demand) - I don't like being interupted with commercials. I'm not "obsessed" with anything geeky (am I??), for TV right now we are watching Dexter (streaming on netflix, again for me on S1/S2, first time for the boyflame), just finished watching all of Lost on Netflix streaming. Started to watch Dead Like Me but the bf didn't like it. I have all of Twin Peaks on dvd and most of Red Dwarf (up to S5?) and have been watching Red Dwarf streaming from Netflix at work since the BF doesn't like british humor (WTF?) When True Blood comes back on I'll have to watch that every time a new episode is out. oh!! And I'm very excited about A Game of Thrones coming to HBO next month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love those books. I want a Game of Thrones "Winter is Coming" girly babydoll with the raven!! I saw some on the HBO Store website. I have worked in a geeky field as tech support or unix system admin since 1991 or so. I used to play RPG's... D&D starting in 4th grade (that was before it was AD&D ), Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, Call of Cthulhu, Paranoia, Paladium, etc. I met people when I lived in Toronto because I (1) called bbses and (2) played RPGs. Being a hot girl didn't hurt!! Some of my characters are used as NPC's in some Cyberpunk games and many of my Torontonian friends are listed as test players in the GURPS cyberpunk (I was as sick as a dog for many months and couldn't test with them.) Played Vampire: The Masquerade when it first came out and was part of the Seattle Camarilla originally but that didn't last too long because I couldn't stand most of the other people. I gave all of my game manuals to my son who is in college now and running many campaigns. He has tried a few of his campaigns out on me and Pixiepetal (my friend Lisa, she has an account here on bpal.org but doesn't read or post much.) I do love geeky toys, I have a talking Tick doll, many Sandman & NMBC dolls & figurines, etc. I just don't have a lot of ROOM for things like that right now, so most of them are packed up in storage. Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after? Everything of course. I'll know more after Will Call tonight. If your Witch lived near you, would you be happy or creeped out to get a "coupon" for a service like cleaning help or babysitting or dogwalking or coffee out with your Witch or something like that? Would you be creeped out if a local minion personally delivered a package to your house from a far-away Witch? No, I wouldn't be creeped out. I'm usually one of the local minions delivering things!! However I do have a lot of depression and anxiety, so I'm not always "up" for going out and being social. Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? I could use another Swissgold Tea Filter. Anything I want is under my "Cooking" wishlist on Amazon. Ninja cookie cutters.. Skull & Crossbone egg/pancake mold... skeleton hand condiment set.. bone spreaders.. skull cupcake pans.. all edges brownie & lasagna pans.. ingenuiTEA tea maker, electric kettle, just to name a few. I can always use measuring cups and spoons. Do you have a favorite fabric? If someone were to make you a fabric item, would you prefer it be out of any fabric? Silk and velvet are definitely favorites. Really high thread count cotton for pillow cases. It depends on the item?? However, if it were yarn-y, my favorite would be MCN (merino cashmere nylon) for non-socks, and merino with a little nylon for socks. or Merino-silk blends. Or heck, merino silk cashmere blends. Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things? That would be super sweet! When I was younger the "best friend" matching rings/necklaces/whatever always intrigued me but I was a loner and didn't have a best friend to share such a thing with. My horse wasn't really interested. What three things are you craving right now? Right now? I'd like a cupcake, a winning mega millions ticket, and to go home and go back to bed. I guess that's not really "craving" other than the cupcake. paper goods, anyone need? including resume paper, and formal stationery as well as casual cards. no thanks. What is a scent that you've been trying to find even a sample of for a very long time to no avail? (What bottle would you die to get your hands on - even a partial?) Pumpkin King or Noir, just to see what the fuss is about. Is there anything in your life that you'd like advice or a "selfhelp" book for?: (ie finances, eating healthier, meal planning) Nah. I would have said Beekeeping for Dummies if asked last week, but I already bought it. Violette Market Update is up. Do you covet anything from it? Haven't even looked. I haven't been able to afford new Villainess or Arcana from the latest updates and am not really a huge Violette Market fan. Easier just not to look. What is your favorite type of wine? Would you be interested in trying something new? In that case, is there anything you really DONT like? Ooooo how about dessert wines? Favorite type of wine is ice wine and tawney port (I think I already answered this somewhere.) With mead being my favorite really, although it's mead - not wine. Close enough!! I have tried to get more into wine and will work with my wine snob friends and do pairings with dinner or with fruit/cheese/bread/chocolate and I tend to like those, but I really just don't drink very often. I wish I could have more wine with "dinner" but since I work graveyard I can't have anything with dinner (breakfast?) and I don't feel like drinking a glass of wine when I get home at 8am. So I have it on special occasions. I have some lovely huckleberry mead that I've been saving. For staples I usually get Chaucers Mead, Warre's Warrior Special Reserve Port, Graham's "Six Grapes" Port, etc. mostly because these are plentiful and inexpensive. I can't remember which ice wines I buy, I would recognize the bottle. I usually buy from Costco or from the grocery store because, again, inexpensive. When I visit my friends in Portland who run Cocoa Velvet, I usually go along to the wine tastings that they participate in - they do pairings with their chocolate. The farmer's market has a booth with delightful spiced blackberry wine that I adore. I'd be up for trying something new, especially a new dessert wine. Easter Candy - do you like it? If so, what types? I love the Vosges chocolate bunnehs (especially Naga but I haven't looked to see if they have that flavor this year, I can just get the candy bar after all.) Cadbury mini eggs!!! Starburst jelly beans. What scent(s) are you petrified of getting DC'd? Snake Oil! O. Most of my favs are LE anyway (sigh.) Usually the GC's I love are for more than just scent: Baku, GRR, Bitch, TAL's, etc. so it would be really bad if any of those were to disappear.
  24. nekogrrl

    More 'Weenie Witch Help.

    what interests you from the latest lab update? I think I answered this already.. How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? Yes please! And.. if it's in the vein of kawaii, then cutesy is fine. Otherwise, classic/contemporary. Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) Beans (any type) would be fine, as well as tomatoes. Fruit jams/preserves will also be eaten. If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Of course! I have yet to go through a full 5ml, plus some of the things I'm wishing for are pretty hard to find. Would you like something you have to make yourself? Sure. Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? It would warm the cockles of my heart if you made it. Who is your favorite soap etailer? Paintbox Soapworks, but if we're including scrubs, Haus of Gloi is right up there too. There are also other soap etailers on my Etsy wishlist I'd like to try! What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? Not much of a vintage collector/decorator. With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? No preference, it's all up to my Witch. What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? Vastly prefer mineral makeup. Would like to start getting into Meow and more of Fyrinnae. In Clinique, my foundation type is linen, so I think I've got some yellow undertone to my pale whiteness. As for colors.. I look best in browns, pinks and some greens (although I haven't entirely figured out why some do and some don't). I'm also trying to figure out the shades of blue which work, as well. Please no yellows or orange. Blushwise, I tend to go for darker pinks or neutrals. For lips, I'd love to find a red which works on me. Darker pinks/mauves/purples work well. Am looking for browns/neutrals. Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with ) Alexander Skarsgard, Nathan Fillion, Adam Savage, James Marsters, Piper Perabo (from Covert Affairs), Basshunter, and Miyavi. Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? Whatever my Witch desires. Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? I have a spreadsheet. I can put it in Google Docs if needed. It needs a minor update (I think it's updated till Lupercalia 2010) but I haven't really bought anything over the summer. Do you like maple sugar candy? Don't think I've ever had any, but one or two pieces would be nice. What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? *gags* Keep bacon over there, and chocolate far, far away from it. (I like both, but.. no. not together.) If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? Nope. Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Hm. Black pepper, garlic (fresh).. and that's it. Microsoft or Apple? PC all the way. Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? Well, due to circumstances all my vacations are to Edmonton AB. Last time I was up there in August, I totally loved the ~85 degree no humidity weather. Plus seeing the husband was nice. Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Would love receiving, but I'm proving to be horrible about sending. Unless it's postcard-only, then I could probably do it reliably. Do you hate any food things with a passion?? cooked carrots, celery in any form. Ricotta cheese, grits, anything with a texture like sand. Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? Sure. Any countries you're interested in? Would love to go back to Sweden, Germany, Spain and Prague. Would also like to see more of France and Toronto other than their airports. Otherwise, the rest of Scandinavia, British Isles, Ireland, Japan, Australia/NZ. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? Certainly. If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Of course! Are you a foodie? In the food sense.. not really. I like eating, but am not a gourmand. As to perfume.. again, not really. Most foodie scents are sweet, and sweet makes me gag. Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? I am nominally a baseball fan, rooting for the MN Twins. Most of the time, I really do not care about baseball/football/soccer/basketball/hockey/curling. I think the Olympics are the only time I actually seek out sports stuff to watch. For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I haven't for years, but would like to start again. Prefer simple elegant type things.. crafty/folksy tends to equal country and I don't like that style, and 'campy' is too wide a category and really depends on taste. Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? No thanks. Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? Oooh, those look yummy. I'll go for chocolate, cream cheese and dark chocolate. are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? Sure. Haus of Gloi has lots of little sample-type things *coughcough* Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Send me anything Twilight-related and I will have to hunt you down, stake you, cut off your head, and stuff your mouth with garlic. Send me Alexander Skarsgard, and I will luff you forever. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? *snorks* The last console I had was an Atari. How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? I like flowers if I don't have to care for them. Or if they're hardy enough to care for themselves (like my pachira tree in my bathroom). Drawings.. sure. Pressed? No thanks. How do you feel about marzipan? Never had it, but I think it would probably be too sweet. But I wouldn't mind trying a small amount. If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? Amaterasu v.2 or 3. Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Nope, I have a source for winegums and Smarties. If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) Sure. Soundtracks you'd like? If you could find the intro to Covert Affairs, that'd be nice. Otherwise, I have all the soundtracks I want. If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? Apocalyptica, They Might Be Giants, Muse, and one more I'm totally blanking on right now.
  25. phantasmmysteria

    NEW Stuffs.

    I had no idea how embarrassingly olde my previous entries were. How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? I would love to have some Calling Cards to write on, as the lost art of the hand-written note is something I am terribly neglectful of. As for the design, I'm flexible! I also love to write with felt-tip pens, and getting those in fun colors are always nice. If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Are you kidding? ABSOLUTELY! Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? If you could totally make it, and you WANTED to make it? I would be tickled pink! What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? Our house definitely has a vintage aesthetic (as do we), though when it comes to decoration items gifts like these would be more likely to wind up in my office, which has no aesthetic. With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? I do not have a preference, and so whatever is most convenient for my Witch is perfectly fine with me. What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I'll wear damn near anything. My makeup kit has both high-end and drug-store items in it, depending on what I need. I do also formulate my own makeup for personal use, but I always like to be enabled by new etailers (especially for loose eyeshadows). Do you like maple sugar candy? Nom. Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with) Okay, I don't really fantasize much about boning any celebrity, but Christina Hendricks (Joan of Mad Med) is TOTALLY RIGHT UP THERE. Holy Gods, what a woman. Others celebrity crushes include (my "TV boyfriend") Hugh Laurie, Olivia Wilde (Thirteen, also of House), Christopher Gorham (hominahominahomina), and Michael C. Hall (but only as Dexter). For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? Last year, at work, we had an office-decorating contest for Halloween. My office windows were smeared in stage blood, there was an outline of a body in the floor, and crime scene tape on the walls. So yeah, I'd say I totally go for elegance when I'm decorating. Homemade bath products YES PLZ! Are you a foodie? Absolutely. I love to cook and to play with new flavors in the kitchen (though ATM just thinking about food makes me a little nauseated -- thanks, oxycodone. At least I can always keep black beans and rice down!). Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? It has to be "good" vampire stuff, though what that means is highly subjective and difficult to define. I can tell you I enjoy True Blood, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 30 Days of Night, and the Blade movies (okay, the first 2). Soundtracks you'd like? I was actually thinking about how I'd like the True Blood soundtrack, or songs featured in the show. If you could see one concert right now, who would it be?Lady Gaga. I am not ashamed. If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Totally! I know how freakishly perfectionistic I am, but if you put a lot of time and effort into something and were worried that it wasn't "quite" perfect, please don't be. I'd be thrilled just the same! Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam)? Oooo, chili jam does sound good. I love spicy stuffs, but not so sure about the pickled/marinated veggies.
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